Head of Frederic II of Hohenstaufen (?)

Italian (Capua?)
Medieval
about 1230 (?)
Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Capua, Italy

Dimensions

41.9 x 23.5 x 22.2 cm (16 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1974.132

Medium or Technique

Stone; marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Said to have come from a private collection, Switzerland [see note 1]. By 1971, Benjamin Rowland, Jr., Cambridge, MA and Brooklin, ME; 1974, bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1974)

NOTES:
[1] According to Benjamin Rowland, "A New Portrait Head of Frederick II Hohenstaufen," Pantheon 31, no. 4 (1973), p. 351, this head "was for many years in a private collection in Switzerland and, according to the last owner, was found in Campania in the vicinity of Naples long before the discovery of the known portraits of Frederick [II]." This account has never been verified.

Credit Line

Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.