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Artist: Unknown

Pietà

ca. 1450

Polychrome wood

40.6 × 35.9 × 26.7 cm (16 × 14 1/8 × 10 1/2 in.)
Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896, Fund
1956.17.4
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
German, Southern Rhine
Period: 
15th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

purchased by Mathias Komor (Fine Arts & Antiquities, New York) in southern Germany (–1956); Yale University Art Gallery (1956– )

Bibliography: 

Ian McClure and Carol Snow, “Inside Art: Teaching Technical Art History at the Yale University Art Gallery,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2013): 76, fig. 2.

Dorothy Gillerman, Gothic Sculpture in America: The New England Museums, 1 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1989), 324, no. 240, ill.

Anneliese Harding, German Sculpture in New England Museums (Boston: Goethe Institute, 1972), 31; 87, no. 31.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.