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LOT 0415

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EUR (€) 3,600 - 4,800
USD ($) 4,080 - 5,450

Bid History: 11   |   Current bid: £1,100

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Bid History: 11   |   Current bid: £1,100

Medieval Limewood Figure from a Lusterweibchen

Southern Germany, Nuremberg, c.1500-1550 AD

A carved and painted half-figure from a Lüsterweibchen in limewood; the hair carefully carved to suggest bound and plaited tresses bound by a gilded snood, the face with slightly doleful expression, the russet-coloured high-waisted robe with turned collar and dalmation sleeves worn over a linen undertunic visible at the chest, a blue train to the rear draped around the lower body; securing ring to the reverse. 5.6 kg, 55cm high (21 3/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Reinhold Hofstatter Collection, Vienna, Austria.
Ex central London gallery.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11118-184126.

Footnotes
A Lusterweibchen is a type of rustic chandelier comprising a horizontal antler attached to a carved wooden sculpture of a young woman.