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LOT 0430

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GBP (£) 7,000 - 9,000
EUR (€) 8,180 - 10,520
USD ($) 8,870 - 11,410

Current bid: £10,500 (‡+bp*)
(10 Bids, Reserve met)

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(10 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £10,500
MEDIEVAL BRONZE CORPUS CHRISTI
12TH-14TH CENTURY A.D.
9 in. (500 grams total, 23 cm high including stand).

With flat-topped crown, hair hanging in hanks to the shoulders, long D-shaped face with domed eyes, slender figure with ribs emphasised, knee-length loincloth falling in rippling folds; mounted on a custom-made stand.

PROVENANCE:
Former collection of the late (d.1955) Bishop of Tournus.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.12040-211844.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Zarnecki, G., Holt, J. & Holland, T., English Romanesque Art 1066-1200, London, 1984, item 236, for type.

CONDITION