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Prince, from a group of Donor Figures including a King, Queen, and Prince

Date:
ca. 1350
Culture:
French
Medium:
Marble, traces of paint & gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 7/8 x 8 7/8 x 3 1/8 in. (37.8 x 22.5 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.392
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
These royal donors in prayer may have belonged to an altar or a tomb. Based on comparisons with contemporary portraits, the statuettes may portray Philip VI Valois (d. 1350); his second wife, Blanche of Navarre (d. 1398); and one of their sons, John the Good or Philip of France.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
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