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Virgin and Child

Date:
mid-14th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Walnut with traces of polychromy
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 15/16 in. (29.8 x 10.8 x 7.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.171
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
This elegant sculpture reflects aspects of both contemporary ivories and monumental sculpture, especially the refined, yet supple drapery and the delicate facial features. Originally painted, the figure would probably have been housed within a small architectural tabernacle.
Economos, Paris; Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc.(?), Paris and New York; George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (until 1941)
Avril, François, ed. L'art au temps des rois maudits: Philippe le Bel et ses fils, 1285-1328. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1998. no. 72, p. 127.



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