Roman Soldier from a Crucifixion group
German (Augsburg or Dresden)
Object Place: Europe, Augsberg/Dresden, Germany
29.84 cm (11 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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).
1- On loan from R. Thornton Wilson from 1968.
Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson