34 x 13 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (86.4 x 34.9 x 19.1 cm)
French, made in Sarlat-la-Canéda, Dordogne
Medium and Support:
R. T. Miller Fund
Location: Currently on view
Although acquired by the museum six years apart, these two sculptures [this piece and 43.35] once belonged to the same monumental architectural group on the exterior of a church. They represent an apostle and an angel, both of whom gaze upward. They were probably part of a larger program focusing on the Ascension of Christ, which would have shown the central figure of Christ flanked at either side by witnesses to the sacred event.
[Gallery label text, June 2013]