8 July 2002
Two Alcora faience busts of blackamoors
The female figures half-turned to left and right, the left-hand example with a flowing scarf on her head and a tasselled scapular over her shoulders, on an octagonal base, the right-hand example with a pierced scrolled head-dress, her shoulders with flowing drapery revealing her left breast, on a pierced octagonal base (the first with minor restoration to scarf, slight chipping and flaking to extremities of scarf and scapular and slight chipping to base, the second restored through neck and with restoration to headdress, chipping and flaking to drapery, broken through base and repaired)
9¾ in. (25 cm.) high and 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high (2)
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Cf. Conde de Casal, Historia de la Ceramica de Alcora (1945), pl. XLIII (1) for the pendant to the right-hand example.
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