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Poplar. From a monumental Nativity group (Presepe). Much of the original polychromy recovered by Mr. Young on face and drapery covering half-kneeling figure and falling to simple base. Arms crossed, downcast painted eyes, hood pushed from bald head, curled hair.

Provenance

1958, Francesco Romano, Florence; 1958, sold by Romano to the MFA for $10,000.00. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Georg Swarzenski Memorial Fund

Italian, Renaissance, 15th century

Object Place

Italy

Accession Number

58.719

Medium or Technique

Wood; Cherry

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture