Renaissance statue, school of Michel Colombe in Touraine, bust sculpture of Saint Virtue combed with an helmet scroll and wearing a cuirass of scales with a buckle with the image of a lion's head. Chasing of this female head with half-closed eyes of gothic style, in the pure tradition of Tours area for this sculpture made around 1500 during the transition between the end of the Gothic period and the beginning the Renaissance.
Really good condition. Small lack on the nose
This statue is very close stylistically of four Virtues carved by Michel Colombe between 1502 and 1507 around the recumbent effigy of Francois II, duke of Brittany in Nantes cathedral. It reminds in particular the expression of the "Prudence" and wears a helmet and a breastplate as the "Moral force".