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Meissen porcelain group Apollo and Minerva


Meissen Group of Apollo and Minerva

 

Apollo, the son of Zeus and Leto, God of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, medicine, healing, music, poetry and more, triumphs over the Dragon Pyton and the personification of envy. To his site Minerva the goodness of the tactical war.

 

Fine colorful and gold decoration.

 

Design by Johann Joachim Kaendler, 1774 for the Russian Empress Catharina II.

 

Swordmark, Meissen 2nd half 19th century

 

Height: 39 cm, Length: 35 cm, Depth: 17,5 cm,

 

Literature: Ulrich Pietsch „Meissen für die Zaren“, Illustration Page 105

   


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