A Late Medieval English Limestone Head of Christ
A Late Medieval English Limestone Head of Christ

A Late Medieval English Limestone Head of Christ

1300 to 1400 England

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91 A Late Medieval English Limestone Head of Christ
Perhaps a label stop
2nd Quarter of the 14th Century

Size: 17 cm high, 14 cm wide, 17 cm deep – 6¾ ins high, 5½ ins wide, 6¾ ins deep

30 cm high – 11¾ ins high ( including stand )
Provenance : Ex Private London collection
The whole of Limousin was ceded to Henry III of England by St Louis in 1259 and thus there was close contact between the English and French master masons. It is therefore no coincidence that the screens of Bridlington Priory and Limoges Cathedral are almost identical and practically contemporary as by the beginning of the 14th century there existed a parallel series of motives and ideas. In England these became an integral part of a new and highly distinctive style, the 'perpendicular'.
Dimensions
Height 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Width 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Depth 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Medium
Limestone
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