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Double Candle Holder

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Standing frontal male with raised head on a tripod base. Figure solid cast in one piece and chased minmally; base cast in one piece, attached by a tang emanating from the sole of each foot. The figure has arms raised to either side terminating in flat ovals pierced with holes for candle sockets....

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Collection of Principe Trivulzio, Milan. By 1956, Piero Tozzi, Florence and New York; 1956, sold by Tozzi to the MFA for $650. (Accession Date: December 13, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L.Devens, Chairman

Candle Bearer

Flanders, Medieval (Gothic), about 1400

Object Place

North Germany, Germany


18.6 x 9.3 x 9.9 cm (7 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leaded bronze (62.1% copper, 22% lead, 12.4% tin, 3.5% antimony, trace of zinc)