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Head of a Bishop Saint
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Head of a Bishop Saint

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Description Although likely produced centuries later, this fresco fragment recalls fresco painting of the Byzantine period. The heavy modeling of the bishop saint’s face and hair are characteristic of earlier representations of holy figures on church walls.
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance [Said to be from Thessaloniki [Salonika]]; Joseph Brummer, New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, December 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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18th century (Early Modern)
fresco and secco on plaster
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 6 3/8 x W: 3 15/16 in. (16.2 x 10 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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