Head of an Angel, Limestone, French

Head of an Angel

Date:
ca. 1250
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 9/16 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (29.3 x 26.1 x 26.7 cm)
weight: 39lb. (17.7kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Purchase, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation Gift, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
This head of an angel with glorious locks of hair is closely related to sculpture on the transepts of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.
[ Mathias Komor, New York (sold 1980)]; Private Collection(sold, Sotheby's - New York, Jan. 27, 2006)
Little, Charles T., ed. Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture. New York, New Haven, and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. no. 16, pp. 54-56.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2005-2006." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 64, no. 2 (Fall 2006). pp. 24-25.

Wixom, William D. "Set in Stone. New York." The Burlington Magazine 148, no. 1245 (December 2006). p. 876.

Little, Charles T., and Clark Maines. "Introduction: Contemporary Encounters with the Medieval Face." Gesta 46, no. 2 (2007). pp. 84-85.