Object Place: Europe, Flanders
20.32 x 19.7 x 7.6 cm (8 x 7 3/4 x 3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stone; alabaster with polylchromy
Not On View
This piece served a private, devotional purpose and was possibly part of a home altar or shrine. Alabaster is a soft stone, facilitating the carving of minute details. Here, the inclusion of a tower-like structure furnished with books adds a charming intimacy to the scene.
1950, consigned by A. M. Adler, New York, to Raphael Stora, New York; 1950, sold by Stora to the MFA for $400. (Accession Date: October 10, 1950)
H. E. Bolles Fund