Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Virgin adoring the Christ Child

Artist:
After a composition by Lelio Orsi (called Lelio da Novellara) (Italian, Novellara 1508/11–1587 Novellara)
Date:
probably 17th century
Culture:
Italian, Reggio Emilia
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Height: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfred and Victoria Harris, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.422.5
Not on view
This is a devotional image which was very popular in Reggio Emilia. A painting of the composition and the drawing by Lelio Orsi (1569) upon which the painting is based are in the Chapel of the Madonna della Ghiara, Reggio Emilia.
Alfred and Victoria Harris (until 1976; to MMA)
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