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From the base of a casket. Recumbent facing right, almost tailless. Two holes in back, one thru ivory.

Provenance

1948, John Hewett, London; 1948, sold by Hewett to Herbert Bier, London; 1958, gift of Bier to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Bier in memory of Dr. Georg Swarzenski

Medieval (Gothic), late 14th century

Object Place

England (?)

Dimensions

6.03 x 8.25 cm (2 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

58.825

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture