Mask

early 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Venice/Padua, Italy

Dimensions

20.32 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

55.393

Medium or Technique

Metal; Gilded bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Gilded bronze. Moustachioed open mouth, stylized scrolls at sides, stippled surface.

Provenance

Dr. Albert Figdor (b. 1843 - d. 1927), Vienna. 1938, Julius Böhler, Munich; March, 1938, sold for RM 350 by Böhler to Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), Berlin, New York, and East Norwalk, CT [see note 1]; 1955, sold by Garbáty to the MFA for $200. (Accession Date: June 9, 1955)

NOTES:
[1] Richard Winkler, "Jüdische Kunstsammler als Kunden der Kunsthandlung Julius Böhler in München, 1890-1938," in Kulturgutverluste, Provenienzforschung, Restitution (Munich and Berlin, 2007), p. 94. Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, bringing much of his art collection with him.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund