Three Soldiers with Swords

Franco-Italian
second quarter 15th century


Dimensions

Overall: 61 x 40.6 x 22.9 cm (24 x 16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

68.171

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Probably commisioned by Angevin Kings of Provence and the Two Sicilies. Limestone. Three long-haired soldiers in mail suits covered by belted tunics, phyrigian hats, bearing swords, proceed toward left. Figure at right with sword leaning on shoulder. Central figure with left arm grasping hilt of sheathed scabbard at hips, right arm extended up and pointing toward left. Figure at left with sword in raised right arm. Parts of figures 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