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Massacre of the Innocents, with Herod in his Court, and the Flight into Egypt

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Relief in carved wood, polychromed and gilt, in original framing box. Massacre of the innocents. Above, at left: Herod giving the order; Flight into Egypt.


By 1913, Julius Böhler, Munich [see note 1]; 1915, sold by Böhler to a private collection, Czechoslovakia [see note 2]; November 5, 1942, sale of "the private collection of a Czechoslovakian gentleman," Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 29, to Paul Drey, New York, for the MFA, for $185. (Accession Date: December 10, 1942) Notes: [1] Böhler's 1913 advertisement featured the relief (see Burlington Magazine, 1913). [2] According to the 1942 auction catalogue.

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H. E. Bolles Fund

Italian (Milan), Renaissance, about 1520

Object Place

Milan, Italy


63.5 x 64.45 x 20.32 cm (25 x 25 3/8 x 8 in.)

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