Roman Soldier from a Crucifixion group

German (Augsburg or Dresden)
about 1700

Object Place: Europe, Augsberg/Dresden, Germany

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome terracotta

Not On View





Soldier, back view, looking upwards toward his right, long brown hair, red turban, silvered green tunic with gold trim, flowered skirt with gold accents and fringe, white knee stockings, red boots with gold decoration and green tops, carries shield on left arm, shield trimmed in gold with green snake; stands on left foot; green ground.


May 16, 1968, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, lot 111, to Blumka Galleries, New York; 1968, sold by Blumka to Mr. R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977); 1983, Bequest of Mr. Wilson to the MFA [see note 1] (Accession Date: January 12th, 1983).

1- On loan from R. Thornton Wilson from 1968.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson