Charity

about 1560
Style of Benedict Wurzelbauer


Object Place: Europe, Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

26.04 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.957

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Walking female figure of elongated proportions with right knee bent forward, wearing head scarf, forehead ornament, cloak tied around neck falls over shoulders and curves across body at hips; holds nude infant boy in left arm, right arm stretched forward to hold hand of larger walking nude boy with necklace who holds her knee. Incised lines emphasize drapery folds. Attached to round base that has been filled with lead.

Provenance

By 1960, Benno Gereon Engel, Munich; 1960, sold by Engel to the MFA for $718.16. (Accession date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund