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1915.100

Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Head of a King

Creation Date

1220-1230

Century

13th century

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.)

Object Type

sculpture

Creation Place

Europe, French

Medium and Support

limestone

Credit Line

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

Copyright

Public Domain

Accession Number

1915.100
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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