Pietà

German (Upper Rhine or Swabia)
Medieval (Gothic)
about 1375–90
Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, Germany, Upper Rhine

Dimensions

88.9 x 34.9 x 24.8 cm (35 x 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.590

Medium or Technique

Wood; lindenwood with polychromy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

A chapel in Glottertal (near Freiburg), Germany (?). Before 1935, Professor Geiges (possibly Fritz Geiges, b. 1853 - d. 1935), Freiburg, Germany [see note 1]; sold by Geiges to Siegfried J. Thannhauser (b. 1885 - d. 1962), Munich and Brookline, MA; 1963, bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963)

NOTES:
[1] Dr. Thannhauser immigrated to the Boston area in 1935. According to Edward R. Lubin's appraisal of his collection (February 14, 1962), this sculpture was purchased from Professor Geiges in Freiburg, and came from "the chapel in Glottertal."

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser in memory of his wife Franziska Peiner Thannhauser