"Helmeted Bird" by Bosch

Three dimensional sculpture of the "Helmeted Bird", a figure that is prominently featured in "The Garden of Earthly Delights", painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch in 1503-1504.  One of three large triptychs painted by Bosch during his lifetime, and widely considered to be his masterpiece, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" follows the customary triptych tradition, meant to be viewed from left to right, with panels representing Eden, Earthly Temptations, and Hell.  The figure of the "Helmeted Bird" is found on the right panel (see photo, below).  Considered to be a forerunner of surrealism and inspiring artists across the centuries, from Bruegel to Dali, Bosch continues to fascinate historians and art lovers alike.

Studio artists in Bosch's Netherlands birthplace, s'Hertogenbosch, hand-paint molded resin forms to produce incredibly detailed three dimensional renderings of the fantastical figures found in "The Garden of Earthly Delights". 

Bosch portrays the punishment for lust in the lower right corner of the right panel of the triptych, illustrated by the man with the helmeted bird.  The man in the scene is being forced to sign legal documents by a sow wearing a nun's veil, while being tormented by the sharp beak of a bird wearing a helmet.

Figures that have long been a source of fascination have been lifted from the painted surface and transformed into 3 dimensional objects for our close inspection.  Perfect for placement on a desk or shelf, this small sculpture will make an ideal gift for anyone interested in Renaissance Art, Modern Art or Medieval History.

Dimensions:  5"H x 7"W x 4.5"L
Shipping Weight:  7 lbs.

ITEM:  MW-JB22
PRICE:  $99.00

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"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch in 1503-1504