Black Stone Fragment Tournai For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 2 images

Black Stone Fragment Tournai

About

Black stone fragment Tournai Southern Netherlands (Tournai?), mid-15th century, reused as a paving stone in the early modern period. An exquisitely carved relief fragment from a larger monument depicting the four Evangelists. Here we see the lower half of the figure of Saint Matthew, identifiable by a large inscription running along the lower edge beneath his feet, and carved with his name written in French as ‘S * Mathieu’. His right leg is angled forward with the foot visible beneath a simple full-length garment that is worn pulled across the body and gathered over the left shoulder. He lowers his left hand, extending the fingers straight down towards the ground and with his thumb clasped against his palm, holds the thong of a vast vellum scroll positioned on the chamfered right-hand edge of the block. It follows a strong stylistic tradition that dominated relief-carved stone sculpture in France and evinced by examples such as fragments of the architectural details carved c. 1376 to decorate the tomb of king Charles V and now in the Musee du Louvre (illustrated in Les fastes du Gothique; Le siecle de Charles V, Paris, 1981, cat. 75, p. 130). The carved text of Matthew’s name and of the dedicatory inscription decorating the scroll on the right-hand edge of the block are dateable to the mid-15th century. Provenance: Private Collection, London. Sam Fogg Gallery.

Details

  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 12.49 in. x W 10.24 in. x D 4.18 in.H 31.7 cm x W 26 cm x D 10.6 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    Medieval_Black stone fragment
  • Reference Number
    LU3667310977873
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2018
Located in London, GB
More From This Seller
Fragment of Tournai Stone
Fragment of Tournai Stone
Unknown
Antique 15th Century and Earlier French Medieval Figurative Sculptures
Fragment of Tournai stone Tournai or Arras, late 14th century Fragment of Tournai stone from a Northern France tomb slab. Surviving fragments with similar script and architectural d...
Greek Black Glazen Column Krater (4th Century BC)
Greek Black Glazen Column Krater (4th Century BC)
Unknown
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Figurative Scul...
Black Glazen Column Krater mid-4th century BC, Apulia With broad avoid body on a short echinus foot and thick mouth. The two handles form loops around the shoulders. Resembling the...
Greek Black Glazen Column Krater (4th Century BC)
Greek Black Glazen Column Krater (4th Century BC)
Unknown
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Figurative Scul...
Black Glazen column krater, mid-4th century BC, Apulia. With broad avoid body on a short echinus foot and thick mouth. The two handles form loops around the shoulders. Resembling t...
Pair of Brazilian mid-century Armchairs by Giuseppe Scapinelli in Caviuna Wood
Pair of Brazilian mid-century Armchairs by Gius...
Giuseppe Scapinelli
Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Pair of armchairs in Caviuna wood and fabric, 1950s Measures: H 80 x W 64 x D 72 cm.
You May Also Like
Romanesque Column Stone Architectural Fragment
Romanesque Column Stone Architectural Fragment
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Spanish Medieval Architectural Elements
Sandstone
This Spanish grey sandstone column dates circa 12th-13th century. It most likely was an arch support in a cloister arcade. The peculiar shape has to been seen in the light of the cen...
Tournai ‘Bacchus’ Figure Group, Multi-Figures and a Large Barrel, Tournai
Tournai ‘Bacchus’ Figure Group, Multi-Figures a...
Antique 1760s French Rococo Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
Large French porcelain group, depicting Bacchus and his revelling band, each with grapevines in their hair and a drink in hand, one re-filling from the barrel Bacchus is seated on, m...
Stone Equestrian Sculpture Fragment, 13th-14th Century
Stone Equestrian Sculpture Fragment, 13th-14th ...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier German Medieval Animal Sculptures
Stone
Stone fragment of equestrian sculpture, probably of German area, referable to the 13th-14th century, as can be deduced from the typology of the engraving, especially of the decorati...
Icarus Statue on Stone Fragment
Icarus Statue on Stone Fragment
Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures
Stone
Well rendered depiction of Icarus, in brown stained terracotta on an angular stone base. Statue is signed but it is difficult to interpret the signature. It appears to be "Faffa Ales...
Small Collection of French Medieval Gothic Carved Stone Architectural Fragments
Small Collection of French Medieval Gothic Carv...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier French Medieval Architectural Elements
Stone
Unique small collection of 3-carved stone leaf and floral fragments that once adorned the interior of a Gothic French Church or Chapel. France, circa 1250-1450, Despite of their hi...
Etruscan Stone Fragment, America, 19th Century
Etruscan Stone Fragment, America, 19th Century
Antique 19th Century American Figurative Sculptures
Cast Stone
Etruscan stone fragment, America, 19th century A beautiful artifact of a sandal-wearing right foot, which sits on a slight base. Originally from Salem, Massachusetts. This piec...
Set of Eight 19th Century Stone Fragments on Stands
Set of Eight 19th Century Stone Fragments on St...
Unknown
Antique Early 19th Century French Rustic Architectural Elements
Sandstone
These are a wonderful display of varying floral patterns carved in stone with a goldenrod and green patina remaining on these. Various shapes and dimensions on these as a cluster loo...
Gandharan Carved Stone Relief Fragment of a Female Musician
Gandharan Carved Stone Relief Fragment of a Fem...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Pakistani Hellenistic Antiquities
Schist
An unusual relief panel of a female figure playing a lute. The demure figure stands on a pedestal, and is dressed in the Grecian style. She wears a loose fitting, pleated chiton, he...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries