Iphigenia

Stock No: 000686

 

Height: 8 Inches / 20 cm

 

Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840 Vol 2, Page 45, Fig 39.7

 

Price: £660.00

 

An early nineteenth century figure of Iphigenia, pairs with Simon (Cymon).  She stands on a green and brown base and wears a yellow blouse, skirt and apron which is full of flowers. In fantastic condition. Pairs with Simon (Cymon)

Cymon is the hero of The Decameron, set in Cyprus and written about 1350 by Giovanni Boccaccio. Cymon was deemed a dolt by his aristocratic father and was sent to live and work with his fathers slaves in the countryside. He becomes increasingly coarse living in this environment but one day he comes upon the highborn Iphigenia sleeping in a field . He is so smitten by her beauty that his noble bearing resurfaces and his father reinstates him. Although Iphigenia is promised to another Cymon wins her around and they live happily ever after.

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