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Female Saint (offering hair cutting to Christ child)

Peruvian
18th century
about 1750
Unidentified artist, Peruvian Cuzco School (Peruvian)


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

96.52 x 132.71 cm (38 x 52 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 38 x 52 1/4 inches

Accession Number

1997.39

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Paintings

Rectangular painting with kneeling female saint at right, with red and blue garments decorated with gilt ornaments, offering hair cuttings to Christ child at left, who is draped with red mantle with gold ornaments and holds blue orb in left hand, and is standing on three hands; roses throughout composisiton; landscape at right; carved and gilt frame.

Provenance

The artist; Archbishop of Sucre, Bolivia; to Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton, 1966; to MFA, 1997, gift of Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton