Tomb Effigy of a Lady, Limestone, French

Tomb Effigy of a Lady

Date:
mid-13th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 87 x 35 1/4 in. (221 x 89.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1953
Accession Number:
53.137
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 09
Probably representing Margaret of Gloucester, the wife of Robert II, baron of Neubourg, this effigy is shown in the aristocratic costume of the period. From her belt are suspended a purse, or aumônière, containing coins for the needy, a needle case, and an eating knife in its sheath.
The effigy rests on a modern base.
Victor Martin Le Roy ; Jean Larcade (until 1953)
Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at The Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 46, no. 3 (Winter 1988-1989). p. 59.

Brown, Katharine R. "Six Gothic Brooches at The Cloisters." In The Cloisters: Studies in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary, edited by Elizabeth C. Parker. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992. pp. 408-10, fig. 1-2.