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LOT 0402

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,780 - 7,170
USD ($) 4,870 - 7,310

Bid History: 9   |   Current bid: £1,100 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 9   |   Current bid: £1,100
MEDIEVAL HEAD OF A HOLY WARRIOR FROM MARTINVAST CASTLE
FRANCE, CIRCA 1520 A.D.

A stone head, all that remains of the statue of a holy warrior once displayed in Martinvast Castle, modelled in the round wearing a pleated collar, semi-naturalistic detailing to his facial features, high cheek bones, slender nose and mouth, a turban crowning his head of wavy hair; mounted on a custom-made display stand, with old Sotheby's label with reference number '794LD' to base. 12 5/8 in. (1.2 kg total, 32 cm high including stand). [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Collection Schickler-Pourtales, Chateau Martinvast (burnt down in a fire on 14th January 1944).
Ex central London gallery.
Accompanied by a copy of a previous typed and illustrated catalogue page.
Accompanied by scholarly note TL05441 by Dr Ronald Bonewitz.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11410-192189.

FOOTNOTES:
Once part of Martinvast Castle.

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