Statuette of Man

German (Strasbourg (?))
Medieval (Gothic)
late 15th century (?)
Unidentified artist, German


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

10 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm (3 15/16 x 2 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.660

Medium or Technique

Copper (99.4% copper, .6% zinc, traces of tin and lead)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Standing male figure with left hand on hip and right arm raised with hand bent to hold an object. Cast in two pieces, chased minimally, and soldered. The figure wears a short windswept tunic with rippling parallel folds, a V-neck, and a hood exposing only the face. His right leg is bent and placed slightly in front of the left, which is turned outward. The face is modeled crudely with small oval eyes, triangular nose, straight mouth and roughly incised bangs and short beard. A small boss on the right shoulder with traces of solder probably held an object in place.

Provenance

1957, Galerie St. Christoph, Vienna; 1957, sold by Galerie St. Christoph to the MFA for $175. (Accession Date: October 9, 1957)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund