Polychromed wood relief
early 16th century
Attributed to Ivo Strigel (German, 1430–1516)
Object Place: Europe, Germany
40.64 x 26.35 cm (16 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood; Polychrome wood
Not On View
Two kneeling donors (probably Emperor Maximilian and his second wife, Maria Bianca Sforza). In three carved and painted pieces carefully joined: molded column at left, painted vine; he in ermine collared red cloak, hands in prayer, faces half right; she with jeweled head-dress and similar collar, darker robe, faces right (hands missing). Both heads in high relief. Tree painted at right.
By 1946, Dr. Jacob Hirsch (b. 1874 - d. 1955), New York [see note 1]; 1948, sold by Hirsch to the MFA for $1200. (Accession date: January 8, 1948)
 According to a note in the object's record, Hirsch acquired the sculpture in England in 1946.
Income of Helen and Alice Coburn Fund