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"Cul de Lampe" Head of a Bearded Man


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Description This head is carved in full relief, and is said to be from La Librairie des Cordeliers at Troyes constructed between 1459-1481 and destroyed in 1833. Another in the Museum at Troyes is signed by Jubert. It is possible that it was intended as the portrait of the architect. The piece has been cleaned.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Treatmentother
6/14/1966Treatmentcleaned
Provenance [La Librairie des Cordeliers, Troyes, Aube, destroyed 1833]; Georges Joseph Demotte, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [list no. 6]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910

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Period
1459-1481 (late Medieval-Renaissance)
Medium
white limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.17
Measurements
Approx. H: 12 1/2 x Approx. W: 9 3/4 in. (31.8 x 24.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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