Pieta (Bozetto)

French
Renaissance
about 1625
Attributed to Charles Hoyau (late 16th–century–1644)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

57.594

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Cream-color terracotta with gray at base and broken right shoulder of Virgin. On shaped block incised to simulate brick, richly draped figure holds Christ (arms & left leg missing).

Provenance

By 1957, Bela Hein (b. 1883 - d. 1931), Hein Antiques, Paris; 1957, sold by Hein to the MFA for $600. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund