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Bishop

Date:
early 14th century
Geography:
Made in Burgundy, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 88 1/2 in. (224.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1947
Accession Number:
47.101.14
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 9
Although it is said to have been discovered in a garden near Chablis, the actual source of this figure is unknown. Over life-size, it may come from the entrance of a church, perhaps set between the doors as a trumeau figure.
A stylistically related figure serves as the trumeau on the north portal of the church of Saint-Thibault in Burgundy.
[ Joseph Altounian, Paris (sold 1923)] ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1923–sold 1947) ]
Rorimer, James J. "Four Tombs from Las Avellanas and Other Gothic Sculptures." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 8, no. 8 (April 1950). p. 240, ill. pp. 240-41.



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