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Spanish, 16th century
RELIQUARY BUST OF A FEMALE SAINT
partially gilt and polychromed wood, with a metal latch to the reverse and a perspex ornament
54cm., 21¼in.
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The present bust of a female saint has the distinctive features of Spanish devotional art dating to the 15th and 16th centuries: her pinched nose, long face and drooped eyelids compare well with the figures of the Lamentation over the Dead Christ in the Meadows Museum, Dallas (inv. no. 89.02) and the Saint Catherine of Alexandria in the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (inv. no. 1954.302). Another polychromed wood reliquary bust of a female saint, dating to the 16th century, can be found in the Hispanic Society of America as illustrated by Stratton (op. cit., p. 172). Both female saints stare resolutely forwards with inexpressive faces and downcast eyes; they are bedecked in elaborate apparel and both wear prominent head pieces to the tops of their foreheads. The parallel lines of gilding on both busts are achieved by scratching away overpaint, in a distinctive technique known in Spanish as ‘estofado’ - and in the case of the present bust, ‘rajado’.

RELATED LITERATURE
S. L. Stratton (ed.), Spanish Polychrome Sculpture 1500-1800 in United States Collections, exh. cat. The Spanish Institute, New York, Meadows Museum, Texas and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1993, pp. 82-85 and 172

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