SN 2873 Oak Corbel

£1,500

Early 16th Century Oak Corbel, most probably Welsh.  It depicts a man with a broad smile.  He is depicted with long hair and a head band decorated with punched motifs including crosses.  Comparative examples can be found in the Quire of St Davids Cathedral on the panels behind the stalls where tiny heads of only 30 to 35 millimetres in size act as terminals to the tracery.  Figure 59 in Richard Hellion’s “Sixty Heads, miniature carvings in the quire of St Davids Cathedral” has a very similar “man with a broad smile”.

Dimensions:  Height 12 centimetres, Width 16.5 centimetres, Depth 11 centimetres

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