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Bust of a young woman

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Facing straight, hair encircling head, banded, forming aperture in back; green scroll handle from nap to back; widow's peak topped by flower with pouring aperture; facial features trimmed in blue; strands of hair on face; choker necklace; blue/brown jumper, yellow blouse, green sleeves.


1967, Blumka Gallery, New York; September 30, 1967, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

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

Italian (Faenza or Montelupo), Renaissance, about 1510

Object Place

Faenza or Montelupo, Italy


Overall: 22 x 18.4 x 10.8 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)