Statuette of Charles the Bold

Statuette of Charles the Bold

Artist Gerard Loyet

Date ca. 1471

Movement Northern Renaissance

Medium Gold, silver, enamel

Dimensions 21 x 12.5 x 7”

Housed at Cathedral treasury, Liège


This work was commissioned by Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy; it depicts himself kneeling and offering a reliquary in front of St. George. The work is based off of an earlier painting by Jan van Eyck.