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Checker-piece

Circular with molded edge. In sunken center, relief of female bust in contemporary dress with hat, snood and high collar. Faces left. Similar sets attributed to Hans Kels in Museums of Vienna and Berlin.

Provenance

By 1967, Mme. Bela Hein, Paris; 1967, sold by Mme. Hein to the MFA. (Accession date: September 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Seth Kettell Sweetser Fund

German (Augsburg), About 1530–40

Object Place

Augsburg, Germany

Accession Number

67.765

Medium or Technique

Wood; boxwood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture