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19th Century Terracotta Uriela Statue, Titled "Fille de Capri"

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A very rare terracotta Uriela statue, stamped as made in Cologne, has a hand-carved title "FiLLE DE Capri" on the front. "Fille De Capri" translates to Capri Girl. The woman is carrying a basket on her head and one in her arm. The statue is numbered 2562 P. According to the Dawson City museum, these statues were sold in the Egyptian pavilion, aptly named A Street in Cairo, at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. The World's Fair, also named the Colombian Exposition, was the biggest of its time. Orientalist and Africanist sculptures were very popular with the bourgeoisie during the Napoleon III period at the end of the 19th century. In the style of Austrian "Goldscheider" terracotta sculptures. DIMENSIONS: 36.5" high, 14.5" wide, 12" ORIGIN: Cologne, Germany CIRCA: late 19th Century. Two other Uriela statues have been noted to reside in museums. One is in the Smithsonian, and the other is in a museum in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. According to the Dawson City museum, similar statues reside in Montana, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Dimensions: Height: 36.5 in (92.71 cm)Width: 14.5 in (36.83 cm)Depth: 14.5 in (36.83 cm)

Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.