Christ or Apostle

German (Lower Swabia)
Medieval (Gothic)
about 1490
Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

88.9 x 26.0 x 20.0 cm (35 x 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.587

Medium or Technique

Wood; lindenwood with polychromy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Before 1935, sold by Detlinger (possibly Joseph Dettlinger, b. 1865 - d. 1937), Freiburg, Germany to Dr. Siegfried Josef Thannhauser (b. 1885 - d. 1962), Freiburg, Düsseldorf, and Brookline, MA [see note 1]; 1963, bequest of Siegfried J. Thannhauser to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963)

NOTES:
[1] Dr. Thannhauser immigrated to the Boston area in 1935, bringing his art collection with him. According to Edward R. Lubin's appraisal of his collection (February 14, 1962), this sculpture was purchased from Detlinger, Freiburg-im-Breisgau.

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser in memory of his wife Franziska Peiner Thannhauser