An image of Diana

Wallendorf

(1764 – )

Diana

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The gods of Olympus: Diana has a moon and arrow in her hands and a crescent moon in her hair; Saturn devours his own children (L2012.202) ; Jupiter (L2012.203) wears a crown and holds a sceptre and thunderbolt; Juno (L2012.204) is armed with a helmet and shield; an effeminate Apollo (L2012.205) holds a symbol of the sun;the messenger god Mercury (L2012.207) has his caduceus and is about to deliver a letter. The unknown Wallendorf modeller was probably hoping to emulate a rather more sophisticated set of gods modelled by Wenzel Neu for the nearby Kloster Weilsdorf factory c1765.

Year
circa 1770
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
24.4 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.206