Four Soldiers

Franco-Italian
second quarter 15th century


Dimensions

Overall: 73 x 62.2 x 21.6 cm (28 3/4 x 24 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.172

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Probably commisioned by Angevin Kings of Provence and the Two Sicilies. Limestone. Four long-haired figures in mail suits covered by short cloaks, laced sandals, phyrgian caps, proceed from left to right. Soldier with belted sword stands at left, looks back over shoulder, right arm touching central figure (part of head missing) who bears sword and shield with geometrical motif. Figure at right with arm (broken off) extended. Crenellated wall ground.

Provenance

By 1967, Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka, New York; 1968, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Blumka to the MFA. (Accession date: May 8, 1968)

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka