Candleholder (Saint Francis?)
late 15th century
Artist Unidentified artist
Object Place: Europe, France
3.38 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fluted robe with wide cowl and hood, upraised bent arms forming holders for candles. Articulated face, tonsure. (Dredge find in the Schelde.)
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)
 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.
 See MFA curatorial recommendation letter of March 13, 1968 by Hanns Swarzenski.
Otis Norcross Fund