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Northeast French
Copper Alloy with mercury gilding
Overall: 2 3/8 x 11/16 x 1/2 in. (6 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm)
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Purchase, Michel David-Weill Gift, 1991
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
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.

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