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Saint James the Less

Date:
1450–60
Geography:
Made in Meuse Valley, France or Netherlands
Culture:
Northeast French or South Netherlandish
Medium:
Alabaster, with traces of polychromy
Dimensions:
Overall (with base): 15 7/8 x 6 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (40.4 x 16 x 9.1 cm) Figure only: 13 5/16 x 6 5/16 x 3 1/2 in. (33.8 x 16 x 8.9 cm) Base: 2 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 9/16 in. (6.8 x 14 x 9.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift in memory of Elke von Lera-Schloss, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.217
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
These figures, along with five others in the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum, originally formed part of an altarpiece that included Christ and the twelve apostles.
Walter S. Morgan, New York (sold 1935); [sale, Plaza Art Galleries, New York (January 26, 1935)]; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York]; [sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York (February 1977, lot 74)]; Private Collection, Germany (until 1994)
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 219, pp. 179–80.

Scholten, Fritz. The Robert Lehman Collection: Volume 12, European Sculpture and Metalwork. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. p. 70, fig. 35.1.



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