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Corbel with Cowled Head

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Provenance

Strasbourg Cathedral [see note 1]. 1793, possibly removed from Cathedral [see note 2]. 1961, sold by Mme R. Hein, Paris, to the MFA for $1,557.50. (Accession date: March 8, 1961) NOTES: [1] See letter by H. Swarzenski, March 8, 1961, and MFA Bulletin LIX, 1962. [2] In the same sources, H. Swarzenski speculates that statue was moved from Strasbourg Cathedral during the French Revolution.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund

French (Eastern) or German (Middle Rhine), Medieval (Gothic), second half of 14th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

22.86 x 17.78 x 16.51 cm (9 x 7 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

61.164

Medium or Technique

Stone; sandstone with iron deposits

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture