Kneeling Carthusian Monk

c. 1380–1400
Overall: 24.2 x 14.7 x 7.6 cm (9 1/2 x 5 13/16 x 3 in.)
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These are the only known surviving sculpted examples of kneeling Carthusian monks. These two figures would have formed part of a private devotional group, probably in a monk’s cell, with a sculpture of the crucified Christ or the Virgin positioned between them. They wear the recognizable white scapular, a hooded garment with front and back panels tied together with a tab.
Kneeling Carthusian Monk

Kneeling Carthusian Monk

c. 1380–1400

France, Burgundy, Dijon, 14th century

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