Lamentation

Southern Netherlandish (Flanders) or German (Swabia)
Medieval (Gothic)
about 1460
Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Dimensions

24.8 x 27.9 x 8.9 cm (9 3/4 x 11 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

59.176

Medium or Technique

Stone; alabaster with polychromy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich (inv. no. 415); 1959, sold by the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum to the MFA for $1000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 8, 1959)

NOTES:
[1] According to a January 8, 1959 acquisition recommendation from Hanns Swarzenski, the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum needed funds to purchase an important Bavarian silver object from a New York dealer. By request of Swarzenski and the museum's director, Theodor Muller, the government granted the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum permission to sell duplicate objects in its collection to raise the necessary funds.

Credit Line

William E. (?) Nickerson Fund