Saint Agatha

German
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

6.98 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.241

Medium or Technique

Amber

On View

Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

The object is an amber statuette of a woman. she is holding objects in her left hand, perhaps a book and some fruit? An ivory post extends 1 1/2” from beneath the figure. There is an amber base and a black wooden base, both detached.

Provenance

1902, bequest of William Arnold Buffum to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum