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Virgin and Child with Young Saint John the Baptist

Artist:
After a composition by Francisco Beccerril (Spanish (Cuenca), 1494–1572)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
Spanish, Cuenca
Medium:
Silver, partially gilded
Dimensions:
Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.220
Not on view
The composition featuring the Virgin (whose head is missing) with the Christ child and Saint John the Baptist would have been set on the back side of a silver cross, at the intersection of its two arms. The figural position is a separate element that has been attached to a wreathed backing, in a technique known from other Beccerril works.
Michael Friedsam (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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