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Head of a Woman

Head of a Woman

c. 1500-1525

circle of Michel Colombe

(French, c. 1430-c. 1513)

Marble

Overall: 14.6 x 14.6 x 9.3 cm (5 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 11/16 in.)

Gift of William G. Mather 1921.1004

Description

The original context and function of these two marble heads are unknown. They are presumed to have been part of a relief sculpture from a château, perhaps in the Loire region, or else from a tomb sculpture. Their style is reminiscent of sculptures produced by Michel Colombe, a prominent sculptor active in the Loire Valley in the service of aristocratic and royal patrons, and may have been carved by a close follower or member of his workshop.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Renaissance
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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