Crucifix

Austrian
Medieval (Gothic)
about 1515
Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

197.8 x 200.0 x 44.5 cm (77 7/8 x 78 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.916.1

Medium or Technique

Wood; lindenwood with polychromy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Corpus with three rays.

Provenance

Until about mid-20th century, a chapel near the parish church of Freinberg, Austria [see note 1]. Unknown collector or dealer [see note 2]. By 1971, Hofgalerie, Vienna; 1972, sold by the Hofgalerie to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1972)

NOTES:
[1] According to a note provided by Wolfgang Hofstätter of the Hofgalerie to Hanns Swarzenski of the MFA (undated). The chapel is said to have been torn down "several decades ago." The note hypothesizes that the sculpture originally came from either the Freinberg church, the nearby church at Esternberg, or Passau. [2] According to the note provided by Hofstätter (see above, n. 1), after the chapel was torn down, the sculpture was purchased by its previous owner.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund