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Identification and Creation
Object Number
School of Germain Pilon, French (Paris 1535 - 1590)
Previously attributed to Benvenuto Cellini, Italian (1500 - 1571)
Christ at the Column
Work Type
16th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Silver gilt bronze?
26 x 6.5 x 6 cm (10 1/4 x 2 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Marchesi Capponi, Florence.
Alessandro? Bosi, Florence, 1894. Correspondence in curatorial file refers separately to "Sig. d'Alessandro" and Bosi, but Alessandro Bosi was known to have been a collector
Aaron and Nettie Naumburg, New York, Purchased from Bosi?, 1925, Gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1930.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Loan Exhibition of Religious Art for the Benefit of The Basilique of the Sacre Coeur of Paris, exh. cat., Jacques Seligmann & Co. (New York, 1927), no. XLV, repr.

Philippe Verdier, "A Reproduction of a Lost Work by Germain Pilon?", Bulletin of the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, MD, April 1958), vol. X, no. 7 [n.p.], n.p.; repr. as fig. 2

Exhibition History

Loan Exhibition of Religious Art, Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York, 03/01/1927 - 07/30/1927

Sculpture in Silver from Islands of Time, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, 09/14/1955 - 10/16/1955; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 10/30/1955 - 11/20/1955; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 12/04/1955 - 12/25/1955; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 01/08/1956 - 01/29/1956; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 02/12/1956 - 03/04/1956; Lawrence Art Museum, 11/08/1956 - 11/21/1956

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