The Egyptian is part of a large decorative tableware set, ordered by Emperor Napoleon I. The porcelain piece serves as a decorative sculpture as well as a fruit bowl. Certain elements of the figure, such as the column used to balance the composition and the bare white of the porcelain, are reminiscent of Ancient Egyptian marble sculptures.
Courtesy of Manufacture de Sèvres
● Type: Sculpture
● Dimensions: 29.2 L x 28.2 W x 17.5 H cm
● Material: ‘Pâte nouvelle’ porcelain biscuit, blue cobalt enamel, gold
● Date: 1806