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The support of a large vessel, rising from the large single hoof foot through a banded column below the straight legged figure with pronounced chest, flat spread wings and a face with inverted conical hat, the body and wings engraved with feather-motifs, the face with the features crudely engraved.
No parallel to this piece appears to have been published. From the back and top it would seem that the entire piece supported an item from below, in the manner of a caryatid.
Private collection, Belgium
Christie's 25 april 1997
lot nr 257