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Bust of Saint Barbara

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Wood, polychrome. Pedestal consists of battlemented tower. Hands folded before her. On her breast two glass covered niches - reliquaries. Red and gold robe. Flowing hair gilded. Top ornament, (probably crown with church) missing. Colored and gold band about head.

Provenance

By 1918, J. Templeman Coolidge; 1929, gift of J. Templeman Coolidge to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

Spanish, Renaissance, about 1500

Object Place

Spain

Dimensions

51.4 cm (20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.1014

Medium or Technique

Wood; polychromed, reliquary

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture