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House Altar

Boxwood, carved; polychromed and gilded frame. Scenes depicting Jesus Disputing with the Doctors, Mary and Joseph lookin through the window in the temple, tablets of the Ten Commandments, Angel holding an open book with the inscipit words of the Gospel of John.

Provenance

By 1969, acquired in Munich by Kurt Meissner, Zurich; 1969, sold by Meissner to the MFA. (Accession date: November 19, 1969)

Credit Line

Seth Kettell Sweetser Fund

German (Bavaria), 18th century

Object Place

Bavaria, Germany

Accession Number

69.1226

Medium or Technique

Wood; Boxwood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture