UNKNOWN MASTER, German
(active around 1390 in Cologne)

Parler Bust

c. 1390
Foliate corbel
Schnütgen Museum, Cologne

The so-called Parler Bust, actually a foliate corbel, shows the head and shoulders of a young woman with curly golden hair who wears a dress with a wide neckline. It was probably made for the Gothic convent of St. Mariengraden in Cologne. It is thought to be the work of a member of the Parler family, probably Heinrich IV Parler.