Romanesque corbel. Ref.172
Romanesque corbel. South West of France.
Hairless and stylized mask with almond-shaped eyes and hollow pupils. Piece from the collection of Doctor Stephen Chauvet (1885-1950) and probably coming from the surroundings of Monpazier (Dordogne) where he had a residence and collected works from this period during the Second World War.
Related works: the Romanesque church of Aigleparse (12th century) located near Monpazier presents corbels of very similar style, and worked in the same type of rock.
Bibliography: René Crozet, L'art roman, 1996 - Frank Horvat and Michel Pastoureau, Figures romanes, 2001.
Origin: France, Dordogne
Size: Height 17cm
Period: 12th century
Condition: Good general condition