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Seated Figure (Prophet or Apostle)

Artist:
Attributed to the Master of Santa Maria la Bianca (Italian, active late 12th–early 13th century)
Date:
ca. 1200
Geography:
Made in probably Lucca, Tuscany, Central Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Carrara marble with lead and serpentine inlay
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (62.2 x 24.1 x 27.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1947
Accession Number:
47.101.19
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 3
Possibly from the church of Santa Maria Forisportam; then possibly Sant'Agostino, Lucca.; Tommaso Bernardi, Lucca, by 1753 ; Stefano Bardini, Florence ; Frank Gair Macomber, Boston (sale, 1936) ; American Art Association(December 12, 1936, lot 567) ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1936–sold 1947) ]
Townsend, Horace, ed. De Luxe Illustrated Catalogue of the Beautiful Treasures and Antiquities Illustrating the Golden Age of Italian Art Belonging to the Famous Expert and Antiquarian Signor Stefano Bardini of Florence, Italy. New York: American Art Association, April 23–27, 1918. no. 383, ill.

Arms and armor, oriental and European examples of the XV to XVIII centuries [...] Collection of Frank Gair Macomber. New York: American Art Association, December 10–12, 1936. no. 567, p. 95.

Hoving, Thomas. "Italian Romanesque Sculpture." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 23, no. 10 (June 1965). p. 347, fig. 3.

Hoffmann, Konrad, ed. The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970. no. 41, p. 34.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lisbeth. "Romanesque Sculpture in North American Collections. XXII. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Part II: Italy." Gesta 24, no. 1 (1985). no. 8, pp. 73-74, fig. 10.

Pushkin Museum and State Hermitage Museum. Dekorativno-prikladnoe iskusstvo ot pozdneĭ antichnosti do pozdneĭ gotiki: Iz sobraniĭ muze︠i︡a Metropoliten, Nʹ︠i︡u Ĭork i Khudozhestvennogo Instituta, Chikago. Moscow: Pushkin Museum, 1990. no. 32, pp. 11, 27, fig. 32.

State Hermitage Museum. Dekorativno-prikladnoe iskusstvo ot pozdneĭ antichnosti do pozdneĭ gotiki. St. Petersburg: State Hermitage Museum, 1990. no. 32, pp. 70-71.

Milone, Antonio, and Guido Tigler. "Catalogo dei pulpiti romanici toscani." In Pulpiti medievali toscani: Storia e restauri di micro-architetture; atti della giornata di studio, Accademia delle arti del disegno, Firenze, 21 giugno 1996, edited by Daniela Lamberini. Studi (Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere la Colombaria), Vol. 173. Florence: Olschki, 1999. no. 41, pp. 163, 166–69, 171–72, 174–75, 180.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lisbeth, and Jack Soultanian. Italian Medieval Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010. no. 17, pp. 74–78.



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