Male Head

French
Medieval (Gothic)
13th–14th century
Unidentified artist


Dimensions

12.7 x 10.7 x 11.4 cm (5 x 4 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

60.940

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

By 1960, Mme. R. Hein, Paris [see note 1]; 1960, sold by Mme. R. Hein to the MFA for $612.60. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

NOTES:
[1] See letter, H. Swarzenski, September 21, 1960, in museum file, where a correspondence of "many years" regarding the sculpture between himself and Mme. Hein is suggested. Swarzenski believed sculpture was from Reims Cathedral, but that has been questioned by G.S. Wright in "Gothic Sculpture in America," Vol. I, The New England Museums (1989, p.18).

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund