Kneeling Carthusian Monk

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.)

John L. Severance Fund 1966.113


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.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
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