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Portrait of Max Emanuel II

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Statuette of Max Emanuel II of Bavaria (1662-1726) Marble. Figure in full armor and long cloak stands at ease, right foot forward over square base. Right hand on sword hilt, left with scroll extended forward to right. Full curled wig over shoulders.

Provenance

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich; 1959, sold by the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum to the MFA for $3500 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 8, 1959) NOTES: [1] According to a January 8, 1959 acquisition recommendation from Hanns Swarzenski, the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum needed funds to purchase an important Bavarian silver object from a New York dealer. By request of Swarzenski and the museum's director, Theodor Muller, the government granted the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum permission to sell duplicate objects in its collection to raise the necessary funds.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

German, after 1714

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 52.1 x 14.6 x 17.8 cm (20 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

59.177

Medium or Technique

Stone; Alabaster

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture