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Standing male figure with a long narrow strip for attachment emanating from the back. Cast in one piece, punched, and chased. In a frontal pose with his right knee bent slightly, he holds with both hands a pouch and sword attached at his waist. He wears hose and a mantle slung sideways over a...

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Provenance

Possibly in the 18th century collection of Prince Christian August von Waldeck (b. 1744) Arolsen, Germany [see note 1]. Henri Heilbronner, Lucerne, Switzerland; 1959, gift of Heilbronner to the MFA. (Accession date: September 17, 1959) NOTES: [1] According to a September 17, 1959 acquisition recommendation from Hanns Swarzenski. Prince von Waldeck was a general in Austria who traveled extensively in Italy, (see also Heinrich Duntzer's 1883, "Life of Goethe", pg. 20)

Credit Line

Gift of Henri Heilbronner

German, Medieval (Gothic), 1480–1500

Object Place

Low Countries

Dimensions

8.3 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.553

Medium or Technique

Latten (86.5% copper, 11% zinc, 1.5% lead, 1.% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment