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Group of statuettes

Date:
16th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Boxwood
Dimensions:
Overall (on former base): 11 3/8 × 25 1/4 in. (28.9 × 64.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.258a–f
Not on view
Although there are no definite means of identification, this group is possibly symbolic of events in the life of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He abdicated the Imperial crown in 1558 and the Spanish crown in 1556, being succeeded in the latter by his son Philip II, for whom in this group (far right) the Emperor holds an orb and a sceptre. A figure to the right of Charles presents Philip to him. A figure on the left holds the imperial crown, about to present it to Ferdinand I (far left), the younger brother of Charles, who became emperor in 1558.
Matthew Uzielli, Esq. (until 1861; Uzielli sale, Christie's, London, April 17, 1861, lot 791); J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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