Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Renaissance-style relief of Virgin and Child

19th century
possibly Italian, Siena
Carrara marble with details gilded
24 1/2 × 18 in. (62.2 × 45.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: The Hebrew letters inscribed on the right side of the Virgin's cloak are a rough transliteration of the Latin "Ave Maria Gratia plena." The letters on the left don't appear to make sense in Latin or Hebrew.
Palmieri ; Theodore M. Davis (until 1915)
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