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Pieta (Bozetto)

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Cream-color terracotta with gray at base and broken right shoulder of Virgin. On shaped block incised to simulate brick, richly draped figure holds Christ (arms & left leg missing).

Provenance

By 1957, Bela Hein (b. 1883 - d. 1931), Hein Antiques, Paris; 1957, sold by Hein to the MFA for $600. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

French, Renaissance, about 1625

Object Place

France

Dimensions

34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

57.594

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture