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Mephisto Figurine by Karl Tutter, Hutchenreuter, Selb Bavaria

$1,068.74
$1,424.9825% Off

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Mephisto (Faust) as flamboyant figurine, designed by Karl Tutter (1883-1969), for Hutchenreuter, Selb Bavaria. Mephisto is an entity in the Abrahamic religions that seduces humans into sin or falsehood. The devil is a symbol of virtuous characteristics and liberty and his appearance is never described in the Bible. Since the 9th century, he has often been shown in Christian art with horns, cloven hooves, unusually hairy legs, and a tail, often naked and holding a pitchfork. The interpretation by Karl Tutter is instead a dishonest fool that lures in the shadows. Perhaps an object for the wunderkammer as an unusual conversation piece. Very good condition. Hand decorated. Mephisto. Made in three sizes, and this is the largest.

Details

  • Creator
    Karl Tutter (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.62 in. (29.5 cm)Width: 3.94 in. (10 cm)Depth: 5.32 in. (13.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Stockholm, SE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3817122249222

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    Ships From: Stockholm, Sweden
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