Italian gothic sculpture Altounian collection. Ref.208
Italian gothic sculpture Altounian collection. Marble relief fragment.
Small marble head representing a bearded man in profile, an apostle or a prophet. This sculpture comes from the Joseph Altounian collection dispersed during the Artcurial sale of September 18, 2019. It bears on the reverse the typical label of the Joseph Altounian collections Ref: Annexe 622. Our sculpture has been cited as coming from the close circle of Giovanni Pisano. Without being able to affirm this attribution with certainty, our marble nevertheless belongs to the Tuscan school of the beginning of the 14th century, under the influence of sculptors such as Pisano or Giovanni di Balduccio. The comparison with the latter is interesting, Giovanni di Balducio produced capitals and funerary reliefs with representations very close to our marble.
Bibliography: La scultura Italiana del trecento, Giulia Sinibaldi, Milano 1934 - Il pulpito di Giovanni Pisano a Pistoia, L. Mellini, Milano, 1969- L'arte a Massa Marittima, E. Carli, Siena, 1976.
Origin: Tuscany, Italy
Medium: White marble
Size: Height 9 cm without base
Period: Early 14th century
Condition: Fragment, green marble base
Price: 5 900€