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Virgin and Child

Date:
ca. 1350
Culture:
North French
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Overall (with base): 10 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 1 11/16 in. (26.7 x 7.5 x 4.3 cm) Overall (without base): 9 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/16 in. (23 x 7 x 3.7 cm) Base: 1 11/16 x 1 7/16 x 2 15/16 in. (4.3 x 3.6 x 7.5 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.170
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
This devotional statuette of the Virgin, reigning as the Queen of Heaven, and Christ child reveals their playful rapport; it includes a dove or goldfinch, symbolizing the soul and its resurrection.
[ J. & S. Goldschmidt, Frankfurt and London (sold 1910)]; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1910-1917)
Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 75, pp. 164–65, 259.

Gaborit-Chopin, Danielle, and Jacques Santrot. "Le don Seligman au musée Dobrée: Un ivoire parisien du XIVe siècle." La Revue des Musées de France: Revue du Louvre 61, no. 1 (2011). p. 55 n. 50.



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