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House Altar

German (Bavaria)
18th century
Manner of Johan Peter Schwanthaler


Object Place: Europe, Germany, Bavaria

Dimensions

73.03 x 45.72 x 11.43 cm (28 3/4 x 18 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

69.1226

Medium or Technique

Wood; Boxwood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Boxwood, carved; polychromed and gilded frame. Scenes depicting Jesus Disputing with the Doctors, Mary and Joseph lookin through the window in the temple, tablets of the Ten Commandments, Angel holding an open book with the inscipit words of the Gospel of John.

Provenance

By 1969, acquired in Munich by Kurt Meissner, Zurich; 1969, sold by Meissner to the MFA. (Accession date: November 19, 1969)

Credit Line

Seth Kettell Sweetser Fund