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Figures of the “Four Elements"
circa 1765
Bow porcelain factory

soft-paste porcelain

Currently on view at Mint Museum--RANDOLPH

Museum Purchase: Delhom Collection

These sculptures depict gods and goddesses from classical mythology as representations of the Four Elements. The female figure with a lion is either Ceres or Cybele and represents “Earth.” The female with an eagle is Juno, or “Air.” Vulcan, holding a cauldron of fiery flames, is “Fire,” and Neptune, with a dolphin, is “Water.”

Accession Number: 1965.48.404.1-4


height: 10 inches

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