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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Peter Flötner, German (Thurgau, Switzerland c. 1485 - 1546 Nuremberg, Germany)
Triumph of a Sea Goddess
Work Type
figure, sculpture
c. 1530
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Physical Descriptions

Soapstone with gilt bronze band
diameter: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Charles L. Kuhn, German and Netherlandish Sculpture, 1280-1800, the Harvard Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1965), p. 22, cat. no. 33 pp. 79-80, repr. as pl. XXXIV
  • Anneliese Harding, German Sculpture in New England Museums, Goethe Institute (Boston, MA, 1972), p. 16, repr. p. 53 as fig. 82
  • Charles Werner Haxthausen, "The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard: the Germanic Tradition", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 403-413, p. 411
  • Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), pp. 13, 93, repr. p. 93
  • Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg 1300-1550, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1986), cat. no. 252, repr.
  • Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 351, pp. 296-297, repr.
  • Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997
  • Barbara Dienst, Der Kosmos des Peter Flötner: Eine Bildwelt der Renaissance in Deutschland, Deutscher Kunstverlag (Munich, 2002), p. 86 note 233, fig. 24
  • Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 224
  • Thomas Schauerte and Manuel Teget-Welz, ed., Peter Flötner: Renaissance in Nürnberg, exh. cat., Michael Imhof Verlag and Museen der Stadt Nürnberg (Petersberg, 2014), p. 17, cat. no. 25, repr.

Exhibition History

  • Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg 1300-1550, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 04/08/1986 - 06/22/1986; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 07/24/1986 - 09/28/1986

Subjects and Contexts

  • Google Art Project
  • Collection Highlights

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