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Christ Riding a Donkey (Palmesel)

Christ Riding a Donkey (Palmesel)

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Unknown (Austrian)
Christ Riding a Donkey (Palmesel)
ca. 1450
Polychrome wood
61 x 56 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. Overall
Elvehjem Museum of Art Membership Fund purchase through the Glenn McHugh Bequest
Accession No.


to ca. 1970, Count Wilczek, Burg Kreuzenstein (near Vienna, Austria); ca. 1970 sold to [film director] John Huston (St. Clerans, Craughwell, County Galway, Ireland) [1]; 1976-1977, Barling of Mount Street Ltd. (London, England); 1977, sold by Barling of Mount Street, Ltd. to the Elvehjem Art Center [now Chazen Museum of Art]. [1] according to letter from Inge Bienenstein, Atelier I Bienenstein (Vienna) to Raffaello Amati, Antiquus (London) (received on July 1, 1977).

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