An image of Aeneas rescuing Anchises and Ascanius, model

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Aeneas rescuing Anchises and Ascanius, model

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

As recounted in book 2 of Virgil’s Aeneid, Aeneas saves his father Anchises and his son Ascanius from the burning city of Troy. The model, probably by Kändler and Meyer, is based on a print by Bernard Picart of 1734.

Year
circa 1753-circa 1755
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
25.7 x 14.7 x 13.0 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.74