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Assumption of the Virgin

Adam Lenckhart (1610–1661)

Date:
1632
Culture:
Austrian (carved in Italy)
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
10-7/8 x 5-3/4 in. (27.6 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Clark Thompson, 1923
Accession Number:
24.80.88
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: ADAM LENCKART: INVEN.

    Inscription: Sacrum hoc Anaglyphum Opus/ Marchionissae Mariae Annae Triumphae Anconitanae,/dùm severiorem Carmelitarum Institutum in Monasterio/Sanctae Theresiae in Quirinali profiteretur ,/Fr. Cajetanus Sacri Ordinis Hierosolimitani Eques Miles/Valentius Gonzaga.S. Mariae dè Templo Mediolani, et/SS Philippi et Jacobi in Agro Auximano Commendatarius/dono dedit, in gratitudinis tesseram ergà/Marchionem Franciscum Triumphum eius Patrem. Idibus Junijs Anni 1763.
    (Latin writing on back of plaque. Translation: To the Marchesa Maria Anna Trionfi on the occasion of her profession of the austere rule of the Carmelites in the Convent of Santa Theresa in Quirinale, Francesco Gaetano, Military-Knight of the Sacred Order of Jerusalem, (and) Valentino Gonzaga, Commendatory of St. Mary's-of-the-Temple, Milan, and of St. Philip and St. James, in the Osiman glebe have given this sacred carving as a token of his gratitude to the Marchese Francesco Trionfi, her father. June the 13th, 1763.)

  • Provenance

    Mary Clark Thompson (until 1923; bequeathed to MMA)

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