The pilgrimage church of Saint-Gilles-du-Gard reveals the strong influence of antiquity on Romanesque art in France. This head can be associated with the church on stylistic grounds and demonstrates the influence of locally available ancient Roman sculpture. The ancient tradition was transformed through the simplification and stylization of facial features. Surprisingly the left and right sides of the face reveal two different stylistic modes.
Possibly from the Church of Saint-Gilles-du-Gard; [ Buchholz Gallery, New York(sold 1944)]; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (from 1944)]; Meyer Schapiro (American (born Lithuania), 1904–1996), New York
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