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pleurant (mourner) from the tomb of the King of Aragon 1417
  • Pere Oller
    active 1394–1456
    active: Crown of Aragaon (present-day Spain)
  • pleurant (mourner) from the tomb of the King of Aragon 1417, early 1400s
  • Where object was made: Catalonia, Crown of Aragaon (present-day Spain)
  • alabaster
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 14.9 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Leopold Blumka
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0113
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The piece is a fragment, with head and lower torso missing. The right hand is damaged, with the third finger missing completely, and sections of the first and second fingers gone. There is an abrasion on the drapery fold that curves around the left arm, and small nicks near the lower edge of the garment on the left side. This fragment is from the tomb of the King of Aragon. The tomb was commissioned by King Alfonso V of Aragon in 1417.