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Relief of Prophet Isaiah

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Relief of a standing male in three-quarter view with two attachment holes (in the chest and between the legs). Single copper sheet, repoussé (into a mold), cut out, engraved, chased, punched, and mercury gilded. In his left hand the figure holds the end of a scroll inscribed: + EGREDIETVR...

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Provenance

By 1953, with Mathais Komor, New York; 1953, sold by Komor to the MFA for $1200. (Accession Date: January 8, 1953)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

The Prophet Isaiah

French (Limoges), Medieval, early 13th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

23.5 x 8.3 x 3.3 cm (9 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.4

Medium or Technique

Gilded copper (99.5% copper, .5% lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork