Sculpture of a Saint or Apostle Romanesque period. Ref.222
Sculpture of a Saint or Apostle Romanesque period. Paris area or Champagne.
Rare head of a saint or apostle from the beginning of the second Romanesque age. Almond-shaped eyes, with very marked cheekbones, eyelids and eyebrows. Stylized hair and beard with scrolls. The original style of this Romanesque sculpture makes it difficult to locate precisely. However, we can attribute it without too much risk to the Ile de France or Champagne. Origin: Ex Sotheby's, ex Kervorkian collection, ex Robert Kime collection.
Related works: Abbey of Saint-Faron, Romanesque head from the 12th century (Seine et Marne).
Works consulted: Decorative stone sculpture from 1137 to 1314 deposited at the Cluny museum, Anne Pingeot, 1974 - Sculptures from the 11th-12th centuries Romanesque and early Gothic art, Xavier Dectot, 2005 - Romanesque sculpture, Jean-René Gaborit,2010.
Origin: Ile de France or Champagne, France
Size: Height: 18,5cm
Period: First quarter of the 12th century
Condition: Missing on the nose, restoration of cracks.
Price: 16 500€