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Circa 1170 – 1190
Size : 37 cm high, 24 cm wide, 18 cm deep – 14½ ins high, 9½ ins wide, 7 ins deep
Ex English Private collection
With special thanks to Dr. Ron Baxter of the Courtauld Institute, London, for his help in dating this piece.
The head is very powerfully modelled with the eyes deeply drilled and which may once have been filled with lead. There are also drill holes at the corners of the eyes creating shadow and giving greater definition to the composition and showing the masons understanding of good carving technique. The open mouth revealing teeth produced with exaggerated drilling and drooping moustache suggest that a similar illuminated manuscript image could have inspired this fine and unusual work.
|Height||37.00 cm||(14.57 inches)|
|Width||24.00 cm||(9.45 inches)|
|Depth||18.00 cm||(7.09 inches)|