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Two kneeling donors (probably Emperor Maximilian and his second wife, Maria Bianca Sforza). In three carved and painted pieces carefully joined: molded column at left, painted vine; he in ermine collared red cloak, hands in prayer, faces half right; she with jeweled head-dress and similar collar,...

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Provenance

By 1946, Dr. Jacob Hirsch (b. 1874 - d. 1955), New York [see note 1]; 1948, sold by Hirsch to the MFA for $1200. (Accession date: January 8, 1948) Notes: [1] According to a note in the object's record, Hirsch acquired the sculpture in England in 1946.

Credit Line

Income of Helen and Alice Coburn Fund

German, Renaissance, early 16th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

40.64 x 26.35 cm (16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.15

Medium or Technique

Wood; Polychrome wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture