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Hadrian

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Body of calcite crystal 4th century; lower portion and base is veined calcite marble, with head and hands of gilt-bronze, about 1550, applied in Florence or Rome. Standing figure, glancing to right; arms extended; holds scroll in left hand; drapery carved front and sides in sweeping vertical and...

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Provenance

By 1972, consigned by Paolo Rosa, Rome, to Heim Gallery, London; 1972, sold by Heim to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: May 10, 1972) NOTES [1] According to Andrew S. Ciechanowiecki of Heim Gallery at the time of acquisition, the sculpture “came from Austria and possibly previously from southern Germany.”

Credit Line

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

Italian (Florence), Late Antique and Renaissance, 4th century and mid-16th century

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

57.15 cm (22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.354

Medium or Technique

Calcite crystal, calcite marble and gilt bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture