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Woman wearing crown, perhaps a saint

Glencairn Museum

Glencairn Museum
Bryn Athyn, United States

This figure of a woman originally wore a crown, perhaps made from metal, which may indicate that she was a saint. She was originally holding something in her right hand, which may have been attached with a dowel (e.g. a tower, as with Saint Barbara). She may also have held a book in her left hand.

Sources:
- Joan A. Holladay and Susan L. Ward, _Gothic Sculpture in America III: The Museums of New York and Pennsylvania_, 2016, 304-305.

Details

  • Title: Woman wearing crown, perhaps a saint
  • Location Created: Northern France
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 31 1/2, W. 12, D. 8 in. (80 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm)
  • Medium: Limestone with traces of polychromy
  • Date: Mid-13th century
  • Collection: Medieval
  • Accession Number: 09.SP.80

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