Massacre of the Innocents, with Herod in his Court, and the Flight into Egypt

Italian (Milan)
Renaissance
about 1520
Giovanni Angelo del Maino (Italian, about 1475–about 1525)


Object Place: Europe, Milan, Italy

Dimensions

63.5 x 64.45 x 20.32 cm (25 x 25 3/8 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

42.563

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Relief in carved wood, polychromed and gilt, in original framing box. Massacre of the innocents. Above, at left: Herod giving the order; Flight into Egypt.

Provenance

By 1913, Julius Böhler, Munich [see note 1]; 1915, sold by Böhler to a private collection, Czechoslovakia [see note 2]; November 5, 1942, sale of "the private collection of a Czechoslovakian gentleman," Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 29, to Paul Drey, New York, for the MFA, for $185. (Accession Date: December 10, 1942)

Notes:
[1] Böhler's 1913 advertisement featured the relief (see Burlington Magazine, 1913).

[2] According to the 1942 auction catalogue.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund