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1910, Ludwig von Buerkel (b. 1877 - d. 1946), Florence; October 29, 1910, Buerkel sale, Helbing, Munich, lot 4 [see note 1]. Adolf von Beckerath (b. 1834 - d. 1915), Berlin; May 23-26, 1916, Beckerath estate sale, Lepke, Berlin, lot 16, unsold; November 20-21, 1916, Beckerath estate sale, Lepke, Berlin, lot 156 [see note 2]. February 24-25, 1920, anonymous sale, Lepke, Berlin, lot 462. By 1938, Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), Schloss Alt-Döbern, Niederlausitz (Germany), New York, and East Norwalk, CT [see note 3]; 1946, gift of Eugene L. Garbáty to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1946) NOTES: [1] Attributed in the catalogue to the Master of the Madonna della Spina at Pisa. [2] Attributed in the Beckerath catalogues to Giovanni Pisano. [3] Eugene Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, bringing much of his art collection with him.

Credit Line

Gift of Eugene L. Garbáty

Italian (Siena), Medieval (Gothic), about 1330

Object Place

Siena, Italy


64.1 x 13.97 x 22.86 cm (25 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 9 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; marble