Lot 3003
  • 3003

A LIMESTONE HEAD OF A BISHOP WITH AN ORNATE MITRE BURGUNDY, FRANCE, LATE 15TH CENTURY

Estimate
140,000 - 180,000 HKD
Sold
212,500 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

the face sunken and clean shaven with a stern expression, the eyelids half closed, above deeply modelled cheekbones and chin, all surmounted by a large ornate mitre, intricately carved and once polychromed to imitate silk, pearls, gold and precious stones, arranged as embellished roundels and diamonds, flanking a thick vertical band in the centre, outlined on either side by pearl-like roundels, the top edges of the mitre similarly decorated, the reverse unfinished
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