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Maiden of Lille - Item #409

$ 440.00



19 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide x 8 Inches Deep

Once attributed to Raphael, the piece's origin is now unclear. The consensus among art historians today is that it was sculpted in the 17th or 18th centuries. In the past, however, two other Renaissance artists were considered as being the creator: sculptor Domenico del Barbiere and wax sculptor Orsino Benintendi. According to the website of the Palais des Beaux-Arts, it has also been suggested that the face was an impression taken of a dead woman found in Rome in 1485. The original is made of wax and terracotta and is polychromed.


Museum: Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France

1911 Catalog ID # - 5158



"The Wax Head." Palais Beaux-Arts Lille,