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Head of an Apostle
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Head of an Apostle


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Description This elegant head from a statue is characteristically Gothic in appearance, with its symmetrical features and abundant, tight curls. Multiple layers of paint, traces of which remain, attest to the age of the head, which probably comes from the church of Saint-Pierre in Jumièges. When this church was rebuilt in 1332-35, up to fifteen pier or column statues of apostles and saints were installed in the choir, the eastern end of the church.
Exhibitions
  • Medieval Art. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa. 1965.
  • Les Fastes du Gothique: le Siècle de Charles V. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. 1981-1982.
  • Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2006-2007.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1917, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917

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Period
1332-1335 (Medieval)
Medium
limestone with traces of paint
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.350
Measurements
11 5/8 x 8 1/16 x 6 7/8 in. (29.5 x 20.5 x 17.5 cm)
Geography
  • France, Jumièges, Church of Saint-Pierre (Place of Discovery)

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