Statuette; gold; Oriental prince seated cross-legged on cushion covered with carpet; holds sceptre in right hand, left hand raised; wears high turban of baroque pearl, enamelled, surmounted by crescent and diamond aigrette; gold mantle with fleur-de-lis in blue enamel; white coat with gold frogs and five diamond buttons; crimson trousers; blue gaiters; sceptre set with square diamond; carpet enamelled; black wood stand with gold, enamel and jewels.
This object was collected and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild.
How big is it?
6.8 cm wide, 9 cm high, 4.5 cm deep, and it weighs 124.8g
Detailed Curatorial Notes
Provenance: None is recorded.
- Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 190, fig.27
- O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.190.
- Read 1902: Read, Charles Hercules, The Waddesdon Bequest. Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898, London, BMP, 1902
- Dalton 1927: Dalton, Ormonde Maddock, The Waddesdon Bequest : jewels, plate, and other works of art bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild., London, BMP, 1927
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