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Statuette of Saint George on Horseback and Princess of Cappadocia

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Horse and rider, each cast separately in one piece and riveted together; kneeling female cast in one piece. Hollow cast and chased. The rider wears a box-shaped breastplate with a cross, a fauld, a gorget, genouilleres, gauntlets pierced with holes for a lance, and sabotons with spurs indicated...

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Provenance

By 1953, Mathias Komor, New York [see note 1]; 1956, sold by Komor to the MFA for $800. (Accession Date: December 13, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L.Devens, Chairman

Northern European, Medieval (Gothic), mid-15th century

Object Place

Belgium

Dimensions

Overall (St. George and Horse): 12.9 x 11.3 x 4.9 cm (5 1/16 x 4 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.) Other (Princess): 4.6 x 5.2 x 1.4cm (1 13/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16in.)

Accession Number

56.1222a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; latten (figure: 76.8% copper, 18.6% zinc, 2% tin, 2.6% lead; horse: 73.2% copper, 3.4% tin, 22.1% zinc, 1.3% lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork