Description This figure is part of a "family" of three figures thought to have been made for a physician so that his patients could point to what hurt. The figures were not meant to stand. Their feet are angled as they would be if they were lying down. In the 1600s, people did not take their clothes off for a doctor. A well-bred woman would have blushed even to describe a part of her body, but she could point to it.
|5/04/1970||Treatment||examined for condition; cleaned|
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
- Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture: Exploring the Appeal of Renaissance Statuettes. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012.
Provenance San Giorgi, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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