Ornamental Fragment with a Grotesque Mask
This charming, unpublished fragment survives as an element from a vertical Renaissance border, the head of a “monster” with two fangs coming out of its mouth and below with foliate decoration in grisaille and colors. The grotesque is unusually fully, and finely modeled with a combination of bold cross-hatching and stick work.
Medieval Monsters, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, October 12 to December 15, 2013 (Curator: Sherry C.M. Lindquist)
Unpublished, for comparisons see Sherry C.M. Lindquist and Asa Simon Mittman, Medieval Monsters Terrors, Aliens, Wonders, New York, The Morgan Library & Museum, 2018.