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Saint Mary Magdalene

Date:
late 15th century
Geography:
Made in probably Swabia, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Limewood
Dimensions:
Overall: 48 1/2 x 17 x 11 5/8 in. (123.2 x 43.2 x 29.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.13.1
Not on view
The calm, remote face and the broad sweep of drapery produce a serene nobility characteristic of sculpture made in the Swabian city of Ulm toward the end of the 15th century. The figure probably came from a large carved and painted altarpiece.
[ Wolfgang Hofstätter, Vienna (sold 1963)]
Deuchler, Florens. "The Cloisters: ein Museum für mittelalterliche Kunst in New York." Du 32, no. 2 (1972). p. 141.



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