London, South Kensington
23 February 2000
A Goanese carved ivory figure group of the Pietà, 17th or 18th century
traces of polychrome and gilding, on later triangular wood plinth, some cracks -- 6.5/8in. (16.9cm.) high
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Lisbon, Fundaao Calouste Gulbenkian, A Expansao Portuguesa e a Arte Do Marfim,25 Jun- 15 Sept. 1991, p.156, no.431
The present piece is closely comparable in composition with a Pietà exhibited in 1991 in Lisbon (loc. cit.).
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