God the Father

Unidentified Artistc. 1325 - 1350

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

The embossed relief represents God the Father or possibly Christ. He is seated, raising His right hand in a gesture of blessing, while His left graps a book that rests on His knee. Tha halo has incised lines to indicate rays of light. The background is decorated with an incised lozenge pattern, the alternate compartments of which have been punchecd with an allover dot ornament.

Much of the gilding has been worn off. That which remains appears to be original. Six small holes on the edge of the relief were used to attach it to its background. The forehead is slightly dented.

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  • Title: God the Father
  • Date: c. 1325 - 1350
  • Technique: Gilded
  • Physical Dimensions: w6.3 x h8.1 x d1.5 cm (sight)
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Museum purchase
  • Creation Place: Upper Rhine/Germany/Europe
  • Artist: Unidentified Artist
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Gilded copper


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