Lot 131
  • 131

South German, circa 1500

6,000 - 8,000 USD
7,500 USD
bidding is closed


  • Bust of Christ
  • oak
  • height 16 1/2  in.; 41.9 cm.


Purchased with Museum funds from the George Grey Barnard Collection, 1945


Martin Weinberger, The George Grey Barnard Collection, New York, 1941, no. 94, pl. LVI;
Joan A. Holladay and Susan L. Ward, Gothic Sculpture in America, vol. III, The International Center for Medieval Art, New York, 2016, p. 501

Catalogue Note

Perkinson (Gothic Sculpture, op. cit., p. 501) notes that the present sculpture is stylistically analogous to figures ascribed to the Ulm workshop of Jörg Syrlin the Elder from the third quarter of the 15th century. The high cheekbones and treatment of the eyes and eyelids are similar to several of his figures in the stalls of the Ulm Minster.