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Devotional Statuette of the Virgin and Child

Date:
ca. 1250–70
Geography:
Made in Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Oak, modern paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. (40 x 12.1 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.725
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
As in the contemporary ivory statuettes displayed nearby, the tender exchange of gestures and glances indicates a remarkable intimacy in this group. The statuette was probably originally set into a protective tabernacle.
Émile Molinier ; Louis Mohl, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Vitry, Paul. "Les collections Pierpont Morgan." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 11, no. 683 (1914). ill. p. 433.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. p. 81, fig. 44, ill. p. 81.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 81, fig. 44, ill. p. 81.

Forsyth, William H. Medieval Sculptures of the Virgin and Child: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1939. fig. 10.

Mayor, A. Hyatt. "The Gifts that Made the Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 16, no. 3 (November 1957). ill. p. 90.

Rorimer, James J., and William Holmes Forsyth. "The Medieval Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 6 (February 1954). p. 133.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide to the Collections: Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962. fig. 45.

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.



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