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Female Saint (offering hair cutting to Christ child)

Rectangular painting with kneeling female saint at right, with red and blue garments decorated with gilt ornaments, offering hair cuttings to Christ child at left, who is draped with red mantle with gold ornaments and holds blue orb in left hand, and is standing on three hands; roses throughout ...

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The artist; Archbishop of Sucre, Bolivia; to Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton, 1966; to MFA, 1997, gift of Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton.

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Gift of Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton

Peruvian, 18th century, about 1750

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Oil on canvas