Roman Soldier from a Crucifixion group

German (Augsburg or Dresden)
about 1700


Object Place: Europe, Augsberg/Dresden, Germany

Dimensions

13.34 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.80

Medium or Technique

Polychrome terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Lying down on right, rolling dice on his robe, hammer to side, polychromed in enamel colors and gold. Condition: front base enamel chipped. Places on robe worn.

Provenance

May 16, 1968, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, lot 111, to Blumka Galleries, New York; 1968, sold by Blumka to Mr. R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977); 1983, Bequest of Mr. Wilson to the MFA [see note 1] (Accession Date: January 12th, 1983).

Notes-
1- On loan from R. Thornton Wilson from 1968.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson