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Saint Cosmas
  • Ignaz Günther
    1725–1775
    born: Altmannstein, Electorate of Bavaria (present-day Germany) ; died: Munich, Electorate of Bavaria (present-day Germany)
  • Saint Cosmas, circa 1750–1765
  • Where object was made: Electorate of Bavaria (present-day Germany)
  • linden wood, polychromy, gilding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 172.7 x 86.3 x 42.2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 68 x 34 x 16 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Gallery 401
  • 1950.0090
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Carved figure (Bavarian Rococo style), in flowing robes and white boots. Wearing a hat with a piece of stripped fabric wrapped around it and hanging down the back. He has a beard and a cloak trimmed in fur (?). His proper left hand is holding the cloak on his right side. Proper right hand extended and loosely opened, palm up.