Madame du Barry posed for this bust in 1772 which means that it gives us a pretty accurate image of how she looked. The artist is Augustin Pajou and the bust itself is a piece from the famous Sèvres manufacturer. Madame du Barry's initials are painted in a medallion on the gilt pedestal. The combined bust measures 38,1 cm in height. It is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but is not exhibited.