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Head of a King

Head of a King
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1915.100

Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Head of a King

Creation Date

1220-1230

Medium & Support

limestone

Dimensions

6 1/8 in. x 5 13/16 in. x 5 1/8 in. (15.6 cm. x 14.7 cm. x 13 cm.)

Commentary

13th century French sculpture

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926

Copyright

Public Domain
This small stylized head of an unidentified biblical king recently has been discovered to have been carved for the area of the choir at Chartres Cathedral, where it perfectly joins the neck of a torso in the Cathedral Museum. It exemplifies the High Gothic style, in which delicacy and refinement were put to the service of a naturalistic representation of the world.
 
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