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Female Saint with a Book

Date:
ca. 1520
Geography:
Made in Calcar, Lower Rhine, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 11/16 x 8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (47.5 x 20.9 x 16 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.726
Not on view
Dressed in fashionable sixteenth-century costume and elaborate headdress, Mary Magdalen served as a saintly yet worldly exemplar for the medieval Christian.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917); Baron Albert Oppenheim, Cologne
Molinier, Émile. Collection du Baron Albert Oppenheim: Tableaux et objets d'art, catalogue précédé d'une introduction. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1904. no. 54, p. 23.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. p. 143, fig. 79.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 143, fig. 79.



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