Bust of an old jester

Swiss (Basel?)
first half of 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Basel (?), Switzerland

Dimensions

29.84 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.35

Medium or Technique

Wood, polychrome walnut

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Polychromed walnut. Reddish, tipped, fool’s cap extends into v-neck garment. Deep cut features, three teeth in open mouth, painted eyes.

Provenance

By 1963, R.Thornton Wilson, New York; gift of Wilson to the MFA. (Accession date: January 9, 1963)

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson