Kändler modelled a group of figures based on a series of engravings by Le Hay which were published in Paris in 1714 under the title Receuil des cents estampes représentant les différentes Nations du Levant. The series was ordered by Monsieur le Comte Charles de Ferriol, French Ambassador to 'The Sublime Porte'. Another example of this figure in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Cologne (Inv. Nr. E2852), is illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), pl. 228, no. 938, and another is illustrated by Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures (London, 1987), p. 168 along with the engraving by Le Hay on which the present figure was based.