Head of a bearded man. Ref.199
Head of a bearded man. Romanesque period.
Head of a bearded man with marked and aged features, probably an old man from the apocalypse. The hair is curly and stylized, bifid beard. Eyelids and cheekbones are well defined. The eyes and ears are worked with a trephine.
Our sculpture is similar to a head of a man or an angel preserved in the Louvre (Inv RFML.SC.2020.19.1) and coming from the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux collegiate church in Châlons- in-Champagne. Hair treatment is very close. The various stylistic elements indicate a production from the second half of the 12th century.
Works consulted: Romanesque sculpture - Jean-Rene Gaborit Paris 2010
Origin: Champagne, France
Size: Height 20 cm
Period: Second half of the 12th century
Condition: Accident on the nose, erosion
Price: 5 700€