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Figure of the Virgin

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The object is an amber statuette of a female figure with her arms crossed and flowing drapery. The back of the amber is largely unworked. An ivory post extends 3/8" from the underside of the figure. The piece has an ivory and wooden base, although the ivory platform is off center.

Provenance

1902, bequest of William Arnold Buffum to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

German, 17th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

10.16 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

02.239

Medium or Technique

Amber

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture