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Leonhard Kern, German, circa 1614-1620

The Lamentation

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Leonhard Kern, German, circa 1614-1620

Leonhard Kern, German, circa 1614-1620

The Lamentation

The Lamentation

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

478,800

USD

Leonhard Kern

Forchtenberg 1588 - 1662 Schwäbisch Hall

German, circa 1614-1620

The Lamentation


alabaster

9 by 13 ½  by 2 ¼ in.; 23 by 34.4 by 6.4 cm.

Some staining (see upper left edge). Very minor surface abrasions, very minor losses. One restoration to finger on Christ’s proper right hand. Standard, natural inclusions and few hairline cracks in alabaster. Corners chipped. Seven grooves were carved into the edges (mainly visible on the reverse) for attachment. Beautiful surface.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich;
From whom acquired, 2014.
G. Laue, Leonhard Kern. The German Giambologna, Kunstkammer Edition, vol. 3, Munich, 2016, no. 2, pp. 15, 52, 56 and 75f, figs. 5, 27 and 30.