Corbel with Cowled Head

French (Eastern) or German (Middle Rhine)
Medieval (Gothic)
second half of 14th century
Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

22.86 x 17.78 x 16.51 cm (9 x 7 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

61.164

Medium or Technique

Stone; sandstone with iron deposits

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Strasbourg Cathedral [see note 1]. 1793, possibly removed from Cathedral [see note 2]. 1961, sold by Mme R. Hein, Paris, to the MFA for $1,557.50. (Accession date: March 8, 1961)

NOTES:
[1] See letter by H. Swarzenski, March 8, 1961, and MFA Bulletin LIX, 1962. [2] In the same sources, H. Swarzenski speculates that statue was moved from Strasbourg Cathedral during the French Revolution.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund