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Provenance

(Frank Partridge and Sons, London); by whom sold 1912 to Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park.

Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 23.
1998
Bower, Virginia, Josephine Hadley Knapp, Stephen Little, and Robert Wilson Torchia. Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 199-200, color repro.
Technical Summary

The similarity in modeling suggests that the figure was made from the same mold as 1942.9.593. The base is flat and unglazed and reveals clear traces of bivalve mold joins. The heads of both figures have been broken off, reattached, and repainted. The head of the rodent on the sleeve has also been repaired.