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Prometheus

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Boxwood statuette. Rooted tree trunk, hands roped to crossbar (fingers broken from one). Spread winged eagle stands on bent right leg, left one tied to trunk. Scant drapery blowing to left. On molded plinth.

Provenance

By 1962, Philipp B. Mayer, London; 1962, sold by Mayer to the MFA for £220. (Accession date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

German, late 17th century

Object Place

South Germany, Germany

Accession Number

62.675

Medium or Technique

Wood; Boxwood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture