Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Virgin and Child

ca. 1320–30
Ivory with traces of polychromy and gilding, (modern wooden base)
without base: 12 15/16 × 4 3/8 × 3 3/4 in. (32.8 × 11.1 × 9.5 cm) including base: 15 9/16 × 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (39.5 × 14 × 14 cm) Base: 2 5/8 × 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (6.7 × 14 × 14 cm)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Theodore M. Davis, New York
Rorimer, James J. "Part 2, The Theodore M. Davis Bequest: The European Decorative Arts." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 26, no. 3 (March 1931). p. 24, fig. 2.

Rorimer, James J. Ultra-Violet Rays and their Use in the Examination of Works of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931. p. 30, fig. 20.

Little, Charles T. "Ivoires et art gothique." Revue de l'art 46 (1979). p. 63, fig. 18–19.

Baron, Françoise, ed. Les fastes du Gothique: Le siècle de Charles V. Paris: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 1981. no. 131, pp. 176–77.

Randall Jr., Richard H. Masterpieces of Ivory from the Walters Art Gallery. Walters Art Gallery, 1985. p. 202.

Avril, François, ed. L'art au temps des rois maudits: Philippe le Bel et ses fils, 1285-1328. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1998. pp. 146–47, 175.

Gaborit-Chopin, Danielle. Ivoires Médiévaux, Ve-XVe siècle. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2003. p. 372.

Lowden, John, and John Cherry. Medieval Ivories and Works of Art: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario Catalogue. Ontario: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2008. p. 48.

Williamson, Paul, and Glyn Davies. Medieval Ivory Carvings, 1200–1550. Vol. 1. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014. p. 41.

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