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Bronze. Walking, bending to carry missing Child on left shoulder. Portion of staff remains in raised right hand. Hole in hem of robe and back of right knee. Dated on sole of left foot, both feet doweled for fastening.




István (Stephen) Marczibányi, Budapest (b. 1752 - d. 1810); by inheritance within the family to István (Steven) Rakovszky (b. 1847 - d. 1910), Budapest [see note 1]; about 1912, sold by the family of Rakovszky to an anonymous dealer, who on the same day sold it to to Emil Delmár (b. 1876 - d. 1959), Budapest; 1951, sold by Delmár to the MFA for $16,000. (Accession Date: March 8, 1951) Notes: [1] The provenance of this sculpture was provided by Emil Delmár at the time of its acquisition.

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Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Italian or Northern European, Renaissance, 15th century


20.3 x 11 x 6 cm (8 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze