Candleholder (Saint Francis?)

French
Medieval (Gothic)
late 15th century
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

3.38 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.55

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Fluted robe with wide cowl and hood, upraised bent arms forming holders for candles. Articulated face, tonsure. (Dredge find in the Schelde.)

Provenance

Recovered from the Schelde River [see note 1]. By 1967, Hugo Oelze (d. 1967), Amsterdam; 1967, by inheritance to his brother, Dr. F.W. Oelze, Germany [see note 2]; 1968, sold by F.W. Oelze to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1968)
Notes:

Notes:

[1] See curatorial letter, dated December 8, 1978, in MFA files. The Schelde River flows through Northern France, Western Belgium to Antwerp and then out to the North Sea.

[2] See MFA curatorial recommendation letter of March 13, 1968 by Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund