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Africa, from The four continents
(c. 1770)

porcelain (soft-paste)
24.7 × 11.4 × 10.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Derby, England
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Colin Templeton Collection. Gift of Mrs Colin Templeton, 1942
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
One of set of four cherub/child figures symbolising the four continents. Africa: Wearing a headdress of the head of an elephant a dark skinned boy holds a cornucopia full of wheat in one hand and in the other a scorpion. He stands above a lion.