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Corpus with three rays. Corpus = .1, rays are .2-.4. Wood cross, .5, is missing [N. Linderman, AoE Cur Proj Asst, 8/2003]


Until about mid-20th century, a chapel near the parish church of Freinberg, Austria [see note 1]. Unknown collector or dealer [see note 2]. By 1971, Hofgalerie, Vienna; 1972, sold by the Hofgalerie to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1972) NOTES: [1] According to a note provided by Wolfgang Hofstätter of the Hofgalerie to Hanns Swarzenski of the MFA (undated). The chapel is said to have been torn down "several decades ago." The note hypothesizes that the sculpture originally came from either the Freinberg church, the nearby church at Esternberg, or Passau. [2] According to the note provided by Hofstätter (see above, n. 1), after the chapel was torn down, the sculpture was purchased by its previous owner.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Austrian, Gothic, about 1515

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197.8 x 200.0 x 44.5 cm (77 7/8 x 78 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood; lindenwood with polychromy