Female Head

Unknownabout 1420–1430

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This fragment represents a female head set between what appear to be molded shafts in an architectural setting. The expressive features of the face have been rendered with an economy of linework and subtle shading.


  • Title: Female Head
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1420–1430
  • Location Created: England (?)
  • Physical Dimensions: 15.4 × 11.9 × 1 cm (6 1/16 × 4 11/16 × 3/8 in.)
  • Type: Stained glass
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Colorless glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2003.43
  • Culture: English ?
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown maker, English?
  • Classification: Decorative Art (Art Genre)

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