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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    German School, Late 15th/Early 16th Century

    A carved giltwood and polychrome-decorated figure of a King

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    German School, Late 15th/Early 16th Century
    A carved giltwood and polychrome-decorated figure of a King
    The reverse with a paper label inscribed '3818 147'
    38 x 14 3/8 in. (96.5 x 36 cm.)


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    The king holds an orb in his right hand and may have held a scepter in his left. He wears a brocaded tunic and a mantle with a wide collar. This markedly contemporary outfit makes it unlikely that the figure is God the Father, as has been suggested. More likely it is a saintly king.