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Virgin and Child

Date:
ca. 1260–70
Geography:
Made in Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Ivory with traces of gilding
Dimensions:
Overall (without base): 5 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 9/16 in. (14.6 x 4.8 x 4 cm) Overall (with base): 7 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 13/16 in. (19.2 x 6 x 4.6 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.175
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Le Fèbre-Bougon, Amiens; Félix Doistau (1846–1936); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Catalogue officiel illustré de l'exposition retrospective de l'art français des origines à 1800. Exposition universelle de 1900. Paris: Lemercier & Cie., 1900. no. 94, p. 264.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume III, Plates. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 75, pl. XXVI (cat. no. misidentified no. 74 on pl.).

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume II, Catalogue. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 75, p. 34.

Koechlin, Raymond. Les Ivoires Gothiques Français: Volume I, Text. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1924. no. 75, p. 101.

Grodecki, Louis. Ivoires français. Arts, styles et techniques. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1947. p. 87.

Seidel, Max. "Studien zur venezianischen Goldschmiedekunst des 15. Jahrhunderts." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 16, no. 1 (1972). p. 43, fig. 51, 54.

Little, Charles T. "Ivoires et art gothique." Revue de l'art 46 (1979). p. 62, fig. 11.

Wixom, William D. "A Late Thirteenth-Century Ivory Virgin." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 50, no. 3 (1987). p. 341-42, fig. 4.

Bertrand, Étienne. Un chef-d'œuvre reconsidéré: une exceptionelle Vierge parisienne en ivoire du milieu du XIIIe siècle. Paris: Brimo de Laroussilhe, 1994. pp. 14–17, 22, fig. 9.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at the Metropolitan: 800 to 1400." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 62, no. 4 (2005). p. 28.

Guérin, Sarah M. "An Ivory Virgin at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, in a Gothic sculptor's oeuvre." Burlington Magazine 154 (June 2012). p. 394.



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