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Saint Sebastian

Silver-lustred and gilded wood. Moustached face; bound on gilded tree on rectangular base. Left leg raised, toes of overhanging right foot broken.


Art dealer, Munich; sold by art dealer to Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser (b. 1885 - d. 1962), Brookline, Ma [see note 1]; 1963, bequest of Thannhauser to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963) Notes: [1] According to Edward R. Lubin's appraisal of Thannhauser's collection (February 14, 1962), Thannhauser bought the sculpture from a dealer in Munich.

Credit Line

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

German (Munich), about 1760

Object Place

Munich, Germany

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood; Silver lustered wood