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Virgin and Child

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from Processional Staff. Polychromed wood. Half length Virgin, crowned, on crescent; reclining Child (nose broken) holds lettered open book. Dress red-ground blue.

Provenance

Art dealer Seligsberger, Wurzburg, Germany; sold by Seligsberger to Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser (b. 1885 - d. 1962), Brookline, Ma [see note 1]; 1963, bequest of Thannhauser to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963) Notes: [1] According to Edward R. Lubin's appraisal of Thannhauser's collection (February 14, 1962).

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser in memory of his wife Franziska Peiner Thannhauser

South German (Franconia?), about 1500

Dimensions

26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

63.594

Medium or Technique

Wood; Polychrome wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture