Overall: 10 15/16 x 4 5/8 x 4 in. (27.8 x 11.8 x 10.2 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Used for daily devotions to the Virgin and Child such figures may have been placed on an altar within a tabernacle. The apparent wear on the carving may have been caused by repeated touching and kissing. It may come from a Franciscan community, the Minori Osservanti in Foglino or perhaps Assisi.
Said to come from the Convent of Minori Servanti in Assisi; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)