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Saint Elzéar

Date:
ca. 1370–73
Geography:
Made in Franciscan church of Apt, Provence, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 1/8 x 9 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (35.9 x 23.3 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.78
  • Description

    Knight, count, and member of the Franciscan order, Saint Elzéar (1285–1323) lived a life of chastity, prayer, and charity. This work was among the eight sculptural reliefs illustrating his saintly life that decorated his large reliquary tomb, erected in 1373 at the Franciscan church at Apt. The tomb was destroyed in the wake of the French Revolution.

  • Provenance

    Said to have come from the tomb of St. Elzéar, Franciscan church at Apt (Vaucluse), France.; Peytel, Paris; George Grey Barnard (American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York); [ Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc., New York (sold 1927)]

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
    MetPublications
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