Procession of Two Soldiers and Three Boys

Franco-Italian
second quarter 15th century


Dimensions

Overall: 73 x 127 x 22.9 cm (28 3/4 x 50 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

68.174

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Probably commisioned by Angevin Kings of Provence and the Two Sicilies. Limestone. Figures move from fruited tree at right along crenellated wall to left. Boy in short tunic, curled hair, arms bent (left fore-arm missing) leaning slightly back, faces toward boy in tunic standing frontally and playing mandolin (head, upper torso, left arm, right leg missing). Soldier (face missing) in mail suit covered with tunic, curled hair, phrygian cap, sandals, carrying shield with two crosses and short sword in left hand, right arm raised up and pointing over head of page at left. Page with curled hair in tunic holding pouch in left hand, right arm folded across breast, looking at soldier in mail and mantle and cap, stick in left hand, right arm bent and raised over head bearing flaming torch. At left, figure in long robe (a woman ) with head and upper part missing.

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