Southern Netherlandish (Flanders) or German (Swabia)
24.8 x 27.9 x 8.9 cm (9 3/4 x 11 x 3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stone; alabaster with polychromy
Not On View
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich (inv. no. 415); 1959, sold by the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum to the MFA for $1000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 8, 1959)
 According to a January 8, 1959 acquisition recommendation from Hanns Swarzenski, the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum needed funds to purchase an important Bavarian silver object from a New York dealer. By request of Swarzenski and the museum's director, Theodor Muller, the government granted the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum permission to sell duplicate objects in its collection to raise the necessary funds.
William E. (?) Nickerson Fund