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XIV Th C. Limestone Head Of A Monk With Polychromy
XIV Th C. Limestone Head Of A Monk With Polychromy - Sculpture Style Middle age XIV Th C. Limestone Head Of A Monk With Polychromy -
Ref : 74492
7 500 €
Period :
16th century
Medium :
Painted limestone
Dimensions :
l. 5.12 inch X H. 5.51 inch X P. 5.51 inch
Sculpture  - XIV Th C. Limestone Head Of A Monk With Polychromy 16th century - XIV Th C. Limestone Head Of A Monk With Polychromy
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XIV Th C. Limestone Head Of A Monk With Polychromy

Fine head of a monk carved in limestone, with extensive and rare remnants of medieval polychromy.

Eyes in half-almond shape, chubby and cheerful face, the hair carved in packets, and generally a sharp and confident chisel indicate a French work of the first half of the fourteenth century.

If the tonsure indicate a monk, the subject's identity remains unknown : it could be a saint, who are often represented in this way in French medieval sculpture, or maybe an anonymous donor or a simple figure in a larger scene. The back not fully carved, showing the statue was shown facing. Visible lacks and accidents, especially to the nose.

Very important remains of polychromy, of which a significant portion is probably original. There are several layers of different colors. The top layer is a engoba conserved here and there in small plates.

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Stone Sculpture Middle age