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Statuette of an Astronomer

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terracotta sketch (bozzetto). Standing figure, right foot on book, on circular base. Glove in right hand, quadrant in left (has been broken). Wide fur collar, flowing robes, long hood.

Provenance

1945, Raphael Stora and Company, New York; 1945, sold by Stora to the MFA for $180. (Accession Date: February 8, 1945)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Italian, about 1700

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

39.05 cm (15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.99

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture