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Second half 17th Century
Size: 10cm high – 4 ins high / 14cm high – 5½ ins high (including base)
During the 17th and 18th centuries dwarves with their distorted bodies resulting from growth disorders were considered a miraculous caprice of nature and highly venerated for their wit and as entertainers at most of the princely courts of Europe. They were fully integrated into baroque society as is shown by the dwarf jester called Hante who served at the Dresden court of Augustus the Strong.