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Christ Child

Date:
17th–18th century
Culture:
Austrian, Tyrol or Southern German
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Height: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Clark Thompson, 1923
Accession Number:
24.80.92
Not on view
This type of figure, called "Bräutigam-Typus", was made for nuns upon profession of vows and becoming "bride of Christ." See 1975.437.4a–e for another example of this type, though clothed.
Mary Clark Thompson (until 1923; bequeathed to MMA)
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