Early 19th Century
Wood, red lacquer, gilded
h. 21 13/16 in., w. 10 3/16 in., d. 10 10/16 in.
Gift of Konrad and Sarah Bekker, 1986
Donor Princess, kneeling in court robes, hair falling down the back over her crown, hands in the attitude of paying reverence. Lacquered and gilded. Base is heavy as if something has been inserted...Gilded kneeling figure in court attire holding hands in the attitude of paying respect. Hands are held at chest level. The thumb is out of proportion to the hand which is enlarged and fingers are equal in length. Hair falls back over the top of the crown in one narrow strand and down to the upper back. Hail is carved and painted on sides and back of head. Eyes and nose are large. Almond shaped eyes have dark painted pupils. Large ears have round earrings consisting of three concentric circles. A long jacket is worn with circles and star-like motifs impressed on it. The dress has patterns running horizontally in bands. A large bracelet is worn on each wrist. The top of the small plain base is tilted forward. Sides of base are lacquered in red. Base is heavy as if something has been inserted. Has been clearly repaired and re-lacquered with red lacquer.