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Empress Elisabeth Christina

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Enthroned on lion. Wax. Attached crowned head of soapstone. Sits sideways on recumbent lion looking slightly back. Jewels and drapery carefully modeled at front.

Provenance

Acquired from a Viennese collector by Dr. Kurt Rossacher (b. 1918 - d. 1988), Salzburg [see note 1]; 1962, sold by Rossacher to the MFA for $400 [see note]. (Accession date: September 19, 1962) NOTE: MFA accession nos. 62.676 -62.677 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Austrian, about 1740

Object Place

Vienna, Austria

Dimensions

14.61 x 10.8 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.677

Medium or Technique

Stone; soapstone

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture