This sheet belongs to a group of studies of oriental heads by Schongauer. Although he visited Spain, which was dominated by the Moors until 1492, he probably did not make these studies after live models but from his imagination based on types from Netherlandish paintings of the time. Schongauer used some of these studies of heads in his engravings.
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|Title||Head of a Moor with a Turban|
|Material and technique||Pen and dark brown ink|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 84 mm
Height 111 mm
|Accession number||MB 245 (PK)|
|Credits||Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Creation date||in circa 1465 - 1490|
|Age artist||Between 10 and 51 years old|
|Collector||Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans|
|Geographical origin||Germany > Western Europe > Europe|
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