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Roundel: Two Birds Flanking a Tree, 12th century

  • Italian


  • Overall: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase


On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W242


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

(M. Foa)

1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Cahn, W. Gesta 10, no. 2 (1971): p. 80, no. 9j. [as Veneto, 1100/1400] Swiechowski, Z., A. Rizzi, and R. Hamann-MacLean. Romanische Reliefs von Venezianischen Fassaden. Wiesbaden, 1982, p. 176, no. 838. Cahn, W. Romanesque Sculpture in American Collections, II. Turnhout, 1999, no. 10j, p.142. Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Boström,C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2002, 2 vols., I, cat. 20.

Italian, Roundel: Two Birds Flanking a Tree, 12th century, stone. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 26.189.