Head of a Woman

Michel Colombe (French, c. 1430–c. 1513)c. 1500-1525

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

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.

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  • Title: Head of a Woman
  • Creator: Michel Colombe (French, c. 1430–c. 1513)
  • Date Created: c. 1500-1525
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 14.6 x 14.6 x 9.3 cm (5 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 11/16 in.)
  • Provenance: (Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., Inc., New York).
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1921.1004
  • Medium: marble
  • Department: Medieval Art
  • Culture: France, 15th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of William G. Mather
  • Collection: MED - Renaissance
  • Accession Number: 1921.1004

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