18th century Venetian Blackamoor wood carved figure. Wood with painted plaster and gilded accents. Top platform swivels. Previously restored with no issues. Ready to display.
Blackamoor figures are sculptures and other depictions of exoticized figures, usually African males but sometimes other non-European races, used in European art in the Early Modern period. They occur in various media, often holding a tray or some other container, which was available for practical use. They occur in jewelry, armorial designs and decorative art. They often represent a conceit depicting a symbolic servant, and large examples of about half-size were placed on either sides of doorways, as real footmen might be.
47 inches high
20 inches deep at base,
From theRue 770 Collection.