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Roman Soldier from a Crucifixion group

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Soldier looking upwards towards his right, frontal view, bearded, wearing brown tunic with gilded decoration; flowered polychrome skirt; gilded and red breeches; gold, green, red and silver plumed hat; shield held in left arm, right hand to chin; gold boots, open toed, scaled decoration with...

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May 16, 1968, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, lot 111, to Blumka Galleries, New York; 1968, sold by Blumka to Mr. R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977); 1983, Bequest of Mr. Wilson to the MFA [see note 1] (Accession Date: January 12th, 1983). Notes- 1- On loan from R. Thornton Wilson from 1968.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

German (Augsburg or Dresden), about 1700

Object Place

Augsberg/Dresden, Germany


29.84 cm (11 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Polychrome terracotta