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Image A is a sculpture of a woman wearing a crown draped in a cloakwhile holding a book in her left hand and holding her cloak with herleft The hard yet smooth texture along the sculpture indicates thatthis piece of made from stone with traces of polychromy meaning thatthere are traces of color such as gold turquoise and red on the stoneIn the sculpture StMaurice Figure 16-29 Dark sandstone with tracesof polychromy was used and also shares similar realism of German Gothicsculpture with Image A Image A is also very similar to Ekkehard andUta fig16-30 page 521 this piece shares similar features toEkkehards wife Uta Both women share many characteristics such as theway their cloaks drape down their body the style of polychromy beingused with similar colors and their accessories such as a brooch iontheir chest and a golden coronet on their head and a barbette Theaccessories and braiding of the hair suggests that Uta was a noblewomanwhich means that the woman in Image A may have also been a woman ofimportance or nobility Image A should properly be placed in chapter sixteen during the GothicArt period in Germany next to Ekkehard and Uta The description inImage A and the realism and psychological presence in the piece provesthat this piece was made in the thirteenth century around the same timethe Ekkehard and Uta was created in Germany
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