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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Tyrol (perhaps, made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved limewood

  • Museum number:

    559-1907

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This headless statuette is made of carved limewood, perhaps made in Tyrol in the 16th century. The figure is said to have been used as a model for 400 years by Tyrolyse wood carvers and given by them to Miss Foley, sculptress, in admiration of her talents.

Physical description

This figure of a woman with head, forearms, hands and feet missing.

Place of Origin

Tyrol (perhaps, made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved limewood

Dimensions

Height: 21.6 cm

Object history note

Given by Mrs. M. Knox-Johnson in 1907.

Descriptive line

Statuette, headless, carved limewood, perhaps Tyrol, 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1907, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 96

Production Note

encased in walnut drapery of a later date

Materials

Limewood

Subjects depicted

Woman

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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