Head of a Man

Head of a Man


circle of Michel Colombe

(French, c. 1430-c. 1513)


Overall: 14 x 12.2 x 8 cm (5 1/2 x 4 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Gift of William G. Mather 1921.1003


The original context and function of these two marble heads are unknown. They are presumed to have been part of a relief sculpture from a château, perhaps in the Loire region, or else from a tomb sculpture. Their style is reminiscent of sculptures produced by Michel Colombe, a prominent sculptor active in the Loire Valley in the service of aristocratic and royal patrons, and may have been carved by a close follower or member of his workshop.

See also
MED - Renaissance
Medieval Art
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