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Candleholder (Saint Francis?)

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Fluted robe with wide cowl and hood, upraised bent arms forming holders for candles. Articulated face, tonsure. (Dredge find in the Schelde.)

Provenance

Recovered from the Schelde River [see note 1]. By 1967, Hugo Oelze (d. 1967), Amsterdam; 1967, by inheritance to his brother, Dr. F.W. Oelze, Germany [see note 2]; 1968, sold by F.W. Oelze to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1968) Notes: Notes: [1] See curatorial letter, dated December 8, 1978, in MFA files. The Schelde River flows through Northern France, Western Belgium to Antwerp and then out to the North Sea. [2] See MFA curatorial recommendation letter of March 13, 1968 by Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

French, Medieval (Gothic), late 15th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

3.38 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.55

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver