Roman Soldier from a Crucifixion group

German (Augsburg or Dresden)
about 1700


Object Place: Europe, Augsberg/Dresden, Germany

Dimensions

29.84 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.76

Medium or Technique

Polychrome terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Soldier looking upwards towards his right, frontal view, bearded, wearing brown tunic with gilded decoration; flowered polychrome skirt; gilded and red breeches; gold, green, red and silver plumed hat; shield held in left arm, right hand to chin; gold boots, open toed, scaled decoration with green tops; standing on green ground. Mannered pose; hollowed out, unpainted back.

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