Procession of Two Soldiers and Three Boys
second quarter 15th century
Overall: 73 x 127 x 22.9 cm (28 3/4 x 50 x 9 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Probably commisioned by Angevin Kings of Provence and the Two Sicilies. Limestone. Figures move from fruited tree at right along crenellated wall to left. Boy in short tunic, curled hair, arms bent (left fore-arm missing) leaning slightly back, faces toward boy in tunic standing frontally and playing mandolin (head, upper torso, left arm, right leg missing). Soldier (face missing) in mail suit covered with tunic, curled hair, phrygian cap, sandals, carrying shield with two crosses and short sword in left hand, right arm raised up and pointing over head of page at left. Page with curled hair in tunic holding pouch in left hand, right arm folded across breast, looking at soldier in mail and mantle and cap, stick in left hand, right arm bent and raised over head bearing flaming torch. At left, figure in long robe (a woman ) with head and upper part missing.
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