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Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint

Date:
early 16th century
Geography:
Made in Brabant, South Netherlands
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Oak, paint, gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 1/8 x 14 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. (51.1 x 36.2 x 16.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.89
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 16
Louis Mohl, Paris (until 1912) ; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris (May 14, 1912, no. 83) ; Private Collection ; [ Heim Gallery, London (sold 1976)]
Bois sculptés principalement des XVe et XVIe siècles [...] Composant la Collection de Feu M. Louis Mohl. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, May 14, 1912. no. 83, p. 24.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred and Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1975 through June 30, 1976." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 106 (1976). p. 53.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1975-1979 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1979). p. 26.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at The Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 46, no. 3 (Winter 1988-1989). p. 41.

Boehm, Barbara Drake. "Body-Part Reliquaries: The State of Research." Gesta 36, no. 1 (1997). p. 11.

Little, Charles T., ed. Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture. New York, New Haven, and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. p. 190.



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