Sculpture group (Castor and Pollux)

Sculpture group (Castor and Pollux)
Paris, rue Fontaine-au-Roy, circa 1790
hard-paste biscuit porcelain
This biscuit porcelain sculpture group was produced by the Locré manufactory in Paris, one of the first hard-paste porcelain manufactories in the capital to use kaolin in its paste. Biscuit is a type of unglazed porcelain fired at a very high temperature (between 1200 and 1400 degrees).
Greek and Roman mythological themes were then popular subjects for figurines. Castor and Pollux, known together as the Dioscuri, are the Greek avatars of Indo-European twin gods.
inv. 20881

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MAX BEULÉ bequest, 1918