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Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture
 
 
Author
Charles T. Little, ed.
Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 11.4 x 8.75 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9780300117813
Pages/Publication Date 222/2006
Daedalus Item Code 30197
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Faces in medieval sculpture are explorations of human identity, marked not only by evolving nuances of style but also by the ongoing drama of European history. Many medieval sculpted heads became separated from their settings—often churches or other ecclesiastical monuments—by the seemingly endless destruction and displacement of art works in Europe during and after the Middle Ages. In many cases the artistic or aesthetic merits of a given fragment are all that remain of the original work's context, meaning, and significance. Created from marble, limestone, polychromed wood, and silver gilt, the 81 sculpted heads featured in this volume—illustrated with 87 color photographs and an additional 114 black and white figures—date from the 3rd century AD through the early 16th and represent French, German, Italian, Spanish, Byzantine, English, and other medieval traditions. Each bears eloquent witness to its own history, whether it was removed from its original context for ideological reasons or because of changing tastes.
 
 
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