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Polychromed walnut. Reddish, tipped, fool's cap extends into v-neck garment. Deep cut features, three teeth in open mouth, painted eyes.

Provenance

By 1963, R.Thornton Wilson, New York; gift of Wilson to the MFA. (Accession date: January 9, 1963)

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

Swiss (Basel?), first half of 16th century

Object Place

Basel (?), Switzerland

Dimensions

29.84 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.35

Medium or Technique

Wood, polychrome walnut

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture