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Mourning Woman

Date:
ca. 1480
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Walnut, polychromy and gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 19 1/8 x 6 9/16 x 4 3/16 in. (48.5 x 16.6 x 10.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.128
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
E. Vaïsse, Marseille (until 1885); his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris (May 5-8, 1885, no. 25); Edouard André (1833–1894); Maurice Chabrières-Arlès, Lyon and Paris ( from about 1900–03); George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (1926-1941)
Objets d'art et de haute curiosité du Moyen-Âge, de la Renaissance et des temps modernes composant l'importante Collection de M. E. Vaïsse de Marseille. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, May 5–8, 1885. no. 25, p. 4.

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