More of the Throne
Information provided by the Metropolitan Museum, New York:
Child represents an iconographic type known as the Throne of Wisdom.
abstract linear character of the carving, the upward swirl of the
and the heavy-lidded face relate this piece to the sculptures of the
of Saint-Lazare at Autun. The altar is probably a composite of several
different contemporary elements. The ciborium, or altar tabernacle, is
almost identical to one in the church of Sant' Andrea at Fiume made by
Nicolaus Ranucius. From this structure, also called a baldachino, hung
a receptacle that held wafers consecrated during the Mass as the Body
Christ. The candlesticks are modern reproductions.
Provenance/Ownership History: Ex colls.: Abbe V. Terret, Autun, France; Joseph Brummer, New York.