Fountain Figure of Abundance

Fountain Figure of Abundance

c. 1530-1540


Overall: 28.3 x 11.5 x 7 cm (11 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1971.104



The spout coming out of the breast indicates that this figure was part of a table fountain--a specialty of Augsburg artists. Her nudity and naturalistic proportions demonstrate the impact of Italian Renaissance art in southern Germany during the early 1500s.

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