Neptune and Amphitrite

Venetian or Austrian (Salzburg)
1710–20
Style of Balthasar Permoser


Dimensions

63.5 x 39.37 cm (25 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

57.665

Medium or Technique

Wood; polychrome wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Polychromed wood, carved and gilt. Amphitrite reclining on shell, fish in right hand. Neptune, left foot on face of dolphin, right hand on up-curved thin body. Flowering drapery.

Provenance

From the collection of Countess Durckheim, Schloss Hagenburg [see note 1]. By 1957, Dr. Kurt Rossacher (b. 1918 - d. 1988), Salzburg, Austria; 1957, sold by Rossacher to the MFA for $1,800. (Accession Date: October 9, 1957)

NOTES:
[1] According to a October 9, 1957 acquisition recommendation from Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund