Hampshire Museums Service

Ceramics: Lithophanes

Angel flying by moonlight

Lithophane, porcelain, unglazed, showing an angel flying by moonlight carrying two infants, an owl flying with her; not marked, mid 19th century.

The source is a marble relief, 'Night', by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1815; the moon does not appear in the original.

Accession no HMCMS:DA1980.22.15

 

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