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Enthroned Virgin with Nursing Child

Date:
Late 15th century
Geography:
Made in Rhine Valley
Culture:
German
Medium:
Wood, painted and gilded.
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 in. (26.4 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.104
Not on view
As exemplar of motherhood the Virgin Mary is often depicted in late medieval images nursing the Infant Jesus. Her long golden locks of hair and youthful facial features epitomizing ideal beauty made such statuettes popular devotional objects.
Monsieur Genet, Epinal, France; George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (by 1926-1941)
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. XX.

Petrasch, Ernst, ed. Spätgotik am Oberrhein: Meisterwerke der Plastik und des Kunsthandwerks, 1450-1530. Karlsruhe: Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, 1970. no. 86, p. 143, fig. 81.

A Christmas Exhibition from the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters. Billings, Mont.: Yellowstone Art Center, 1985. no. 4.



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