Overall: 21 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 5 in. (54.6 x 19.4 x 12.7 cm)
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
This elegant late Gothic relief of Clothar II (d. 629), Merovingian king of the Franks, is part of a scene from a dismantled retable, still in the church of Recloses, in which he receives two gold saddles from the reknowned goldsmith Saint EIoi, or Eligius.
From the church of Recloses, near Fontainebleau; Church of Recolses, near Fontainebleau ; [ Jacques Seligmann, New York and Paris]; Philip Lydig, New York; Rita de Acosta Lydig (American, 1880–1929), New York (sold 1913); Lydig Collection sale, American Art Association, New York (April 4, 1913, no. 41); [ Jacques Seligmann, New York and Paris (1913)]; George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (in 1926-1941)
Illustrated Catalogue of the Rita Lydig Collection. New York: American Art Association, April 4, 1913. no. 63, ill.
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. IX.