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Madonna and Child

Artist:
After a composition by Alessandro Algardi (Italian, Bologna 1598–1654 Rome)
Date:
probably mid-17th century
Culture:
probably French
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Height: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Bequest of Caroline W. Funk, in memory of her brother, George, 1969
Accession Number:
69.174
Not on view
Bronze casts of the original composition by the Roman sculptor Alessandro Algardi were widely circulated throughout Europe, helping disseminate the Italian Baroque style. The carving of this ivory version, probably modeled after such a bronze, suggests the work of a French sculptor. The Virgin originally held a Rosary in her outstretched hand.
Caroline W. Funk (until 1969; bequeathed to MMA)
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