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Saint John from a Crucifixion Group

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Probably before 1935, acquired in Freiburg, Germany by Siegfried J. Thannhauser (b. 1885 - d. 1962), Munich and Brookline, MA; 1963, bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963) NOTES: [1] Dr. Thannhauser immigrated to the Boston area in 1935. According to Edward R. Lubin's appraisal of his collection (February 14, 1962), this sculpture was purchased from a dealer in Freiburg.

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser in memory of his wife Franziska Peiner Thannhauser

Austrian (Tyrol), Medieval (Gothic), about 1300


72.39 x 20.0 x 12.4 cm (28 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood with polychromy