The remnants of two pins on the reverse of this statuette suggest it once was a relief figure attached to a small shrine or reliquary. In its proportions, contrapposto, drapery folds, and hairstyle, this diminutive figure recalls mid-thirteenth century sculptures of angels on the great French cathedrals.
Peter Wilson, London (until 1991) ; [ Sotheby's, London(July 4, 1991, lot 27)] ; [ Blumka Gallery, New York (sold 1991)]
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 129, p. 108.