Carved Medieval Wood Figure of a French Gothic King

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 20, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House
A Carved Medieval
Wooden Relief Fragment
of a French
Gothic King

8-5/8" length
5" width x 2" height

A 14th-century carved relief fragment in the Gothic style showing the face of a king or a saint. This is of good size, and beautifully carved. It is not a reproduction. It is French, and of the period stated.

It was found in France 1944 by an American GI with a propensity for collecting. I obtained two medieval objects from this estate and this was one of them.

The panel as shown was carved from at least three layers of wood. Some later fragmenting (obvious in the seventh photo), apparently led its American owner to have it laid down onto a piece of pine. This pine backing is clearly distinct from the original wood.

The original carving has never been cleaned, a decision I applaud. It hasn't been oiled or polished. I'm certain that some rough edges were milled away during this effort at preservation within the past forty years or so

It's an exceptional French medieval object. Please email with any questions.

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