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Tomb Effigy of a Lady

mid-13th century
Overall: 87 x 35 1/4 in. (221 x 89.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1953
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 9
Probably representing Margaret of Gloucester, the wife of Robert II, baron of Neubourg, this effigy is shown in the aristocratic costume of the period. From her belt are suspended a purse, or aumônière, containing coins for the needy, a needle case, and an eating knife in its sheath.
The effigy rests on a modern base.
Victor Martin Le Roy ; Jean Larcade(until 1953)
Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at The Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 46, no. 3 (Winter 1988-1989). p. 59.

Brown, Katharine R. "Six Gothic Brooches at The Cloisters." In The Cloisters: Studies in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary, edited by Elizabeth C. Parker. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992. pp. 408-10, fig. 1-2.

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