Procession of Soldiers, Women and Children
second quarter 15th century
Overall: 73 x 129.5 x 17.8 cm (28 3/4 x 51 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Probably commisioned by Angevin Kings of Provence and the Two Sicilies. Limestone. Figures proceed from left to right along crenellated wall (city). Soldier at left (head missing) in mail suit leaning between brickwork pilasters, holding sword in both hands. Page in short-skirted tunic with pouch at waist blowing curved animal horn. Two soliders in mail suits covered by mantles and pointed hats with incised decoration, one bearing sword and shield with lion passant, the other carrying flaming torch. Child in tunic (face missing) bearing train of robed woman (head and front half missing) at right. Robed woman in contraposto (face missing) carrying symbol of the city standing next to child.
By 1967, Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka, New York; 1968, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Blumka to the MFA. (Accession date: May 8, 1968)
Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka