An image of Crimean Tatar

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Crimean Tatar

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

This figure, together with two others in the Reed Collection (L2012.65 and L2012.66), were adapted from prints in the ‘Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Lévant (Collection of 100 prints representing different eastern nations)’ published in 1714 –15 by Charles de Ferriol, French ambassador to the Ottoman court. The print in Ferriol’s Recueil is accompanied by a text which describes Tatars of the Crimea as ‘wolves among men’, fighting always on horseback, better adapted to pillaging than to fighting and laying waste to any country they encounter.

Year
circa 1745-1750
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
20.5 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.67