Bust of Saint Barbara
Object Place: Europe, Spain
51.4 cm (20 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood; polychromed, reliquary
Not On View
Wood, polychrome. Pedestal consists of battlemented tower. Hands folded before her. On her breast two glass covered niches - reliquaries. Red and gold robe. Flowing hair gilded. Top ornament, (probably crown with church) missing. Colored and gold band about head.
By 1918, J. Templeman Coolidge; 1929, gift of J. Templeman Coolidge to the MFA.
Gift of John Templeman Coolidge