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Saint John (?)

Italian (Florence)
about 1400


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

5.71 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.519

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Beardless saint, arms folded.

Provenance

Possibly in the 18th century collection of Prince Christian August von Waldeck (b. 1744) Arolsen, Germany [see note 1]. Henri Heilbronner, Lucerne, Switzerland; 1959, sold by Heilbronner to the MFA for $500. [see note 2] (Accession date: September 17, 1959)

NOTES:
[1] According to a September 17, 1959 acquisition recommendation from Hanns Swarzenski. Prince von Waldeck was a general in Austria who traveled extensively in Italy, (see also Heinrich Duntzer's 1883, "Life of Goethe", pg. 20)
[2] 59.519 and 59.520 were sold as a pair.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund