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Figure (Beltrame di Milano [?])
Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (German, active 1710 - present)
Meissen, Germany (Place created)
16.5 x 6.8 x 6.7 cm (6 1/2 x 2 11/16 x 2 5/8 in.)
Characters from touring Italian theater groups known as the commedia dell'arteinspired sculptors at the Meissen
This figure represents Beltrame di Milano, a wistful blind character from one of the more popular comedies. His theatrical pose and gesture enliven the unpainted porcelain.