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Figure of the Virgin

17th century


Dimensions

10.16 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

02.239

Medium or Technique

Amber

On View

Kunstkammer Gallery (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Small figure of the Virgin with her arms crossed and flowing drapery. The back of the amber is largely unworked. An ivory post extends 3/8" from the underside of the figure. The piece has an ivory and wooden base, although the ivory platform is off center.

Provenance

1902, bequest of William Arnold Buffum to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum