Polychromed wood relief

German
Renaissance
early 16th century
Attributed to Ivo Strigel (German, 1430–1516)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

40.64 x 26.35 cm (16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.15

Medium or Technique

Wood; Polychrome wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Notes:

[1] According to a note in the object's record, Hirsch acquired the sculpture in England in 1946.

Credit Line

Income of Helen and Alice Coburn Fund