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ID: 700002299Record Type: Movable Work
Perseus and Medusa (sculpture (visual work); Ginori Porcelain Factory, after models by Giovanni Battista ...; 1750 - 1760; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 94.SE.76.2)
Note: The subject of the group derives from an episode in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The scene of Perseus and Medusa (54:773-803) refers to the moment when the hero surpises Medusa in her sleep and, avoiding her deadly gaze by looking at her reflection in his polished shield, decapitates her with his curved sword. The group is placed on a rocky platform that sits on a polychrome and parcel gilt base of elaborate scrolls, acanthus leaves, and rocaille elements. Small urns embellished with green foliate and gold decoration at each of the four corners served as candle-sockets. The base has been fired separately from the figure group.Painted in the shop of Johann Karl Wendelin Anreiter von Zirnfeld (Austrian, active 1739 - 1745)
Titles:
Perseus and Medusa (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Candelabrum with Perseus and Medusa (C,U,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
sculpture (visual work) [300047090] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
candelabrum (candleholder) [300037584]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Furnishings (Hierarchy Name), furnishings (artifacts), <furnishings by form or function>, lighting devices, <lighting devices by form>, <candles and candleholders>, candleholders)

Classifications:
sculpture (preferred)

Creation Date: 1750 - 1760

Creator Display:
Ginori Porcelain Factory, after models by Giovanni Battista Foggini; Gaspero Bruschi, porcelain worker; painted in the shop of Johann Karl Wendelin Anreiter von Zirnfeld [preferred,JPGM]
Anreiter von Zirnfeld, Johann Karl Wendelin (Austrian porcelain painter, ca. 1702-1747, active in Italy) [500122795]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 94.SE.76.2
Other: Creation: Doccia [4003317] Firenze province (province), Tuscany (region (administrative division)), Italy (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration, gilding
hard paste porcelain (material) [300010663]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, clay, clay products, <ceramic and ceramic products>, ceramic (material), porcelain (material))
enamel (fused coating) [300014910]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by composition or origin>)

Dimensions: Object: H: 45.1 x W: 33 x D: 28 cm, 8.1647 kg (1 ft. 5 3/4 in. x 1 ft. 1 in. x 11 in.)
Cultures:
Italian (preferred)

General Subject:
literary theme (preferred )
human figure(s)

Specific Subjects:
Medusa (Greek mythological)
..... Iconography Candidate
Perseus
..... Iconography Candidate
Metamorphoses by Ovid 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D
..... Iconography Candidate

Provenance: Private Collection Daniel Katz Ltd. Alain Moatti, - 1994
Inscriptions: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed under the figure of Perseus and Medusa, "II".
Related Works:
pendant of .... Mercury and Argus [700002796]
..........(sculpture (visual work); Ginori Porcelain Factory, after models by Giovanni Battista Foggini; Gaspero Bruschi, porcelain worker; painted in the shop of Johann Karl Wendelin Anreiter von Zirnfeld; 1750 - 1760; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States); 94.SE.76.1)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Perseus and Medusa........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Candelabrum with Perseus and Medusa........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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