Chronos

German (Bohemia)
18th century
Frantisek Ignac Weis


Object Place: Europe, Bohemia

Dimensions

53.34 cm (21 in.)

Accession Number

1973.93

Medium or Technique

Wood; Polychrome wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Polychromed wood and gilt. Winged figure partially draped. Bearded looking downward, right leg extended on living side, with golden wing. Left side shows emaciated, skeletal figure of death, silver winged with hour-glass at feet and arm holding sythe. Possibly terminal element of standing clock.

Provenance

1972, Hofgalerie, Vienna; 1973, sold by the Hofgalerie to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1973)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund