Procession of Soldiers, Women and Children

Franco-Italian
second quarter 15th century


Dimensions

Overall: 73 x 129.5 x 17.8 cm (28 3/4 x 51 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

68.173

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Probably commisioned by Angevin Kings of Provence and the Two Sicilies. Limestone. Figures proceed from left to right along crenellated wall (city). Soldier at left (head missing) in mail suit leaning between brickwork pilasters, holding sword in both hands. Page in short-skirted tunic with pouch at waist blowing curved animal horn. Two soliders in mail suits covered by mantles and pointed hats with incised decoration, one bearing sword and shield with lion passant, the other carrying flaming torch. Child in tunic (face missing) bearing train of robed woman (head and front half missing) at right. Robed woman in contraposto (face missing) carrying symbol of the city standing next to child.

Provenance

By 1967, Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka, New York; 1968, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Blumka to the MFA. (Accession date: May 8, 1968)

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka