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16th Century Weathered French Hand Carved Limestone Cherub Head
Although there is a date of 1861 incised below the face, we know this piece is much earlier from its form and carving detail. We believe she originally was embedded in a wall over a doorway and could be so again. However, she would also make a lovely garden accent, perched against a tree base, or converted into a piece of sculpture atop a tall pole for the garden. Alternatively, imagine her atop a large table or desk indoors as an objet d’art, on a short museum mount (but half the backside would need to be removed because of weight). Regardless, she makes a very beautiful and unusual statement. She will become green and covered in moss again if placed directly in contact with the earth in a damp and shady spot.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1550
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsNoted in body of description and in photos.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
- DimensionsH 14.17 in. x W 14.17 in. x D 7.8 in.H 36 cm x W 36 cm x D 19.82 cm
- Seller LocationWoodbury, CT
- Seller Reference NumberSHE 1007
- Reference NumberLU863415864281
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