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Polychromed terracotta. Companion to 60.941. The standing woman wears diadem. No attributes. Robes dark blue and green.

Provenance

About 1930, acquired in Florence by Dr. Ernst Benkard (b. 1883 - d. by 1960) [see note 1]; sold by Benkard to Wilhelm Henrich, Frankfurt; 1960, sold by Henrich to the MFA for $719.40 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960) NOTES: [1] According to information provided in a letter from Wilhelm Henrich to Hanns Swarzenski (May 31, 1960). [2] Sold together with MFA accession no. 60.941.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Italian, late 18th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

89.53 x 76.2 cm (35 1/4 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

60.942

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture