The Head of John the Baptist, a Johannesschüssel

c. 1480
Silesia/Bohemia
grey sandstone
37 cm (diam.) x 17.5 cm (depth)

Provenance:
Count Traugott Hermann von Arnim (1839-1919), Schloss Muskau, Saxony, and by descent;
Buried in the castle grounds in Winter 1945 along with other 'art treasures' from the Schloss Muskau collection, and rediscovered during building and restoration works after the reunification of Germany;
Restituted to Count von Arnim's heirs and sold by them in 2012

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