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Prophet in oriental dress

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The small scale of this gilt-bronze figure, the relatively unfinished back and hollow underside suggest that it was made to be incorporated, with others of its kind, into a larger architectural framework, perhaps a house altar. Stylistically, the sculpture recalls the work of Venetian sculptor...

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Provenance

Before 1976, David Peel & Co., London. By 1976, John Goelet, New York; 1976, gift of John Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1977)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. John Goelet in honor of Hanns Swarzenski

Italian (Venice) (possibly), Renaissance, about 1600

Object Place

Venice, Italy (possibly)

Dimensions

18.4 x 6.7 x 4.8 cm (7 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.840

Medium or Technique

Gilt-bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture