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Sculptural detail of Sagittarius

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Architectural reddish brick tile with traces of the original polychrome. Depicted in deeply carved relief in foliated Gothic framework is seated bearded nude man shooting arrow. Right hand draws back bowstring; left holds bow. Bodyand head in three-quarter profile.

Provenance

By 1967, R. Thornton Wilson, New York; 1967, gift of Wilson to the MFA. (Accession date: April 12, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Joan Bergere Drayton

Austrian, Medieval (Gothic), about 1460

Object Place

Austria

Dimensions

21.59 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

67.612

Medium or Technique

Other; Brick

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture