Master Sculpture from Four Millennia

Master Sculpture from Four Millennia

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Property from the Descendants of John and Gertrude Hunt

The Master of Rimini (active circa 1410-1440)

The Three Magi

Auction Closed

July 5, 11:37 AM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 GBP

Lot Details


The Master of Rimini (active circa 1410-1440)

Southern Netherlandish, circa 1410-1430

The Three Magi

alabaster, with traces of gilding and polychromy

28.5 by 24cm., 11¼ by 9½in.

John Hunt (1900-1975) and Gertrude Hunt (1903-1995);

Thence by descent to the present owners

K. Woods, 'The Master of Rimini and the tradition of alabaster carving in the early fifteenth-century Netherlands', in Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, vol. 62, 2012, pp. 56-83, p. 71 and fig. 11;

K. Woods, Cut in Alabaster: A Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions, 1330-1530, London and Turnhout, 2018, pp. 116-118 and fig. 13;

S. Roller and H. Theiss (eds.), Mission Rimini: Material, Geschichte, Restaurierung, Der Rimini-Altar, Frankfurt am Main, 2021, pp. 51-53, fig. 47 and p. 64