Figure of Saint Barbara

German (Lower Bavaria)
Medieval (Gothic)
about 1520
Unidentified artist

Object Place: Europe, Regensburg, Germany


83.18 x 22.9 x 21.0 cm (32 3/4 x 9 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood with polychromy

Not On View






Acquired from I. and S. Goldschmidt, Frankfurt, by Otto H. Kahn (b. 1867 - d. 1934), New York; 1934, to the Mogmar Art Foundation, New York [see note 1] and consigned to Duveen Brothers, New York; 1945, sold by Duveen to the MFA for $1200 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: May 10, 1945)

[1] That this sculpture was acquired from Goldschmidt is according to an inventory of the Mogmar Art Foundation (June 26, 1934) on file at the Getty Research Institute (Duveen Brothers Records, Box 472), cat. no. MAF 33. The Mogmar Art Foundation was a private corporation that kept parts of Kahn's art collection after his death. Pieces from the collection were stored with Duveen, New York, beginning in June, 1934.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group