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Relief of the Virgin

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Standing figure open in back with attachment loops on either side at the shoulders and at the bottom. Cast in one piece, chased, and gilded. Grasping a veil with her left hand just below her chin and with her right hand extended across her abdomen, the mourning Virgin stands frontally on a...

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1937, Alphonse Kann (b. 1870 - d. 1948), Paris; July 5, 1937, sold by Kann to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P14014); April 21, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 299, to the MFA for $2,700. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

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William Francis Warden Fund

Western French (?), Medieval, third quarter of 12th century

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15.5 x 3.3 x 1.9 cm (6 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 3/4 in.)

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Gilded copper (98.1% copper, 1.5% lead, .4% tin, trace of zinc)