Figurine, rococo

Meissen, Germany, c. 1750–63.


22,5 cm x 17,0 cm x 16,0 cm.

The subject of this porcelain sculpture is a metaphorical depiction of the encounter between two continents: Asia and Africa. The continents are portrayed as lively, embracing children. Porcelain figurines were fashionable in the Rococo period, when they were used for instance to adorn dinner tables.