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Saint Joseph with the Christ Child

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Pair with 2003.74

Provenance

[See note 1] By 1961, Arthur Einstein, London. January 29, 1999, sold at Sotheby's, New York, lot 271. By 2000, with Blumka Gallery, New York [see note 2]; 2003, sold by Blumka Gallery to the MFA. (Accession date: March 26, 2003) NOTES: [1] The history of ownership listed here pertains to MFA objects 2003.73 and 2003.74, a pair of ivories. [2] See "Collecting Treasures of the Past," Exhibition Catalogue, Blumka Gallery, New York, January 26-February 11, 2000, Cat. No. 41.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated in memory of James Eric and Frances Anne Rogers

Southern Switzerland (?), late 17th century

Object Place

Switzerland

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2cm (5 3/16in.)

Accession Number

2003.73

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture