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Bust of a Prophet or Apostle

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Marble bust of a prophet or apostle. Bearded, head to left, loose cloak over back of head and around neck; mouth open, furrowed brow.

Provenance

November 28, 1968, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 82, to Heim Gallery, London (half-interest with Jean-Georges Rueff, Paris); 1970, sold by Heim to the MFA. (Accession date: November 10, 1970)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Italian (Venice or the Veneto), early 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 45.72 x 39.37 cm (18 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1970.492

Medium or Technique

Stone; marble

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture