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Artist: Unknown

Reliquary Bust of Young Martyr

ca. 1310–25

Polychromed wood

27.4 × 23.4 × 11.6 cm (10 13/16 × 9 3/16 × 4 9/16 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
1985.42.1
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
German, Cologne
Period: 
14th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Baron van den Bogaerde, Château de Heeswijk, Bois-le-Duc, Holland (1901); Edward R. Lubin Gallery, New York City

Bibliography: 

Dorothy Gillerman, Gothic Sculpture in America: The New England Museums, 1 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1989), 320–322, no. 238, ill.

Muse´e Baron van den Bogaerde, Catalogue des collections d’antiquités au château de Heeswijk: Musée “Baron van den Bogaerde” (Amsterdam: Frederik Muller & Cie, 1901), 29, no. 217.

Dagmar Taube and Miriam Verena Fleck, Glans und Grobe des Mitterlalters (Munich: Hirmer, 2011), 344–46, no. 91.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.