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Statuette of Female Saint

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Standing figure with halo attached by a rivet, roughly finished in the back. Cast, chased, and gilded. With a closed book in her left hand and her right hand raised with fingers curled to hold a staff, she stands in a slightly swayed frontal pose, gazing down. She wears a tight-fitting gown and,...

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Provenance

By 1957, Mathais Komor, New York; 1957, sold by Komor to the MFA for $200. (Accession Date: December 12, 1957)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

German (?), Medieval (Gothic), late 15th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

8.6 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm (3 3/8 x 1 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.740

Medium or Technique

Metal; Gilded Copper 9100% copper, traces of lead and tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork