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LOT 0540

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,200 - 3,300
USD ($) 2,590 - 3,890

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£1,800 (EUR 1,982; USD 2,335) (+bp*)

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Medieval Gothic Gilt Standing Christ

13th-14th century AD

A standing figure of Christ dressed in a sleeved long tunica talaris or dalmatica reaching to his feet, decorated at the wrists; the left hand once holding a Gospel, the right hand raised in the sign of his double divine and human nature; probably part of a Limoges-style single shrine, altar or casket; fastening hole at the centre of the breast; mounted on a custom-made stand; from Limoges, France. 138 grams total, 11cm including stand (4 1/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Ex central London gallery; previously with Luc de Backker, 2012; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10231-166506.
Literature
See Wixom, W.D., Treasures from Medieval France, Cleveland, 1967, pp.130-133, for similar items; see also Rhein und Maas Kunst und Kultur, 800-1400, Cologne, 1972.