Head of an apostle or prophet Romanesque period. Ref.194
Head of an apostle or prophet Romanesque period. France.
Very beautiful head of an apostle or a prophet. Bearded with long locks of hair falling down the neck. The almond eyes, wide, have well marked pupils. Our sculpture is characterized by a high quality of execution. This work is strongly influenced by the sculptures of the cathedral of Autun, attributed for the most part to the sculptor Gislebertus around 1130. However the plastic of our sculpture already shows Gothic influences, which leads us to place it in Burgundy towards the last quarter of the 12th century, around 1180. A fine example of the period of transition to Gothic.
Works consulted: Gislebertus sculptor of Autun, Denis Grivot and George Zarnecki, Paris 1965 - Birth of Gothic sculpture, exhibition catalogue, Dir. Damien Berné and Philippe Plagnieux, Paris 2018.
Origin: Burgundy, France
Size: Height 13 cm
Period: Second half of the 12th century
Condition: Custom stand, loss in the nose, filling in the back
Price: on demand