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Provenance

By 1960, Mme. R. Hein, Paris [see note 1]; 1960, sold by Mme. R. Hein to the MFA for $612.60. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960) NOTES: [1] See letter, H. Swarzenski, September 21, 1960, in museum file, where a correspondence of "many years" regarding the sculpture between himself and Mme. Hein is suggested. Swarzenski believed sculpture was from Reims Cathedral, but that has been questioned by G.S. Wright in "Gothic Sculpture in America," Vol. I, The New England Museums (1989, p.18).

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

French, Medieval (Gothic), 13th–14th century

Dimensions

12.7 x 10.7 x 11.4 cm (5 x 4 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

60.940

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture