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Allegorical Figures of "Africa", "America", "Asia", and "Europe"

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Meissen, Germany, founded 171019th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

(a): Standing female figure, wearing jeweled mantle and turban with half-moon, holding sceptre and censer. Relief cartouche with camel; (b): Standing female figure, wearing ermine and crown, holding sceptre and orb. Book, globe, cornice fragment, cornucopia and relief cartouche with horse; (c): Standing black female figure, wearing feather skirt, mantle, and elephant-head coif, holding sheaf of wheat. Relief cartouche with lion; (d): Standing female figure, wearing feather skirt, mantle, and headdress. Parrot perched on arm, quiver with arrows and relief cartouche with alligator.

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