Crown of Thorns

Artist F. Holland Day (American, 1864–1933)


Dimensions

About (H X W x D): 15.2 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm (6 x 11 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2013.849

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Unclassified

Prop used in Day’s Crucifixion series. For the crown of thorns that he wore in the Sacred Studies, Day struggled to find a plant with thorns prominent enough to be visible in a photograph.

Provenance

The artist; 1936, gift of the estate of F. Holland Day to the Norwood Historical Society; 2013, given by the Norwood Historical Society to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the Norwood Historical Society, F. Holland Day House