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Christ Comforted by an Angel

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Christ Comforted by an Angel (Imago Pietatis). Ivory. Standing figure of Angel, behind seated Dying Christ. Angel holds Christ's head with right hand and supports body with left hand; wears draped robes and mantle; angel's proper left leg (loose in socket) rests on angular seat. Christ, clothed in...

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Provenance

By 1968, Cyril Humphris, London; 1968, sold by Humphris to the MFA. (Accession date: September 11, 1968)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Hispano-Flemish (Spain or Flanders), 16th century

Dimensions

30.48 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

68.551

Medium or Technique

Ivory or bone

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture