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Holy Woman

Master of Rimini
ca. 1430
North French or South Netherlandish
Overall: 14 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 4 in. (36.9 x 15.9 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Inc., 1991
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Elegant and rhythmic, the expressive drapery of this sculpture of a holy woman closely suggests the style of the Rimini Master.
Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr., New York; The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundaton, Inc., New York (until 1991)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Twenty-First Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1990, through June 30, 1991." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 121 (1991). p. 35.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 216, pp. 177–78.

Husband, Timothy B. "Tilman Riemenschneider and the Tradition of Alabaster Carving." In Tilman Riemenschneider, c. 1460-1531. Studies in the History of Art 65. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2004. p. 72, fig. 11.

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