SUD OUEST DE LA FRANCE DÉBUT DU XIIIe SIÈCLE
HEAD OF A KING
H. 24 cm, W. 12 cm
With its base: H. 23 cm
- Gilles Bresset
This sculpted fragment of a king's face shows characters that allow us to date it to around 1200 in south-west France: a trace of a pearled crown with cabochons, slightly ovoid eyes with wrinkled upper eyelids, visible forehead wrinkles and a beard treatment in fine parallel striae. Carved in coarse-grained limestone, the stone was formerly restored and consolidated by a silicate-based treatment.
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