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Seated Virgin and Child

late 15th century
North Spanish
Wood, ivory, brass, paint, gilding
Overall: 13 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 5 in. (33.7 x 15.6 x 12.7 cm)
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On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Combining different materials to create a stiking image is characteristic of a number of North Spanish scultpures. Here the Christ child stands on the Virgin's lap, as if taking his first step, and offers a blessing.
Unknown Source
Katz, Melissa R. "Mary, the Mirror: Sacred Imagery and Secular Experience." In Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, edited by National Museum of Women in the Arts. New York: Scala, 2014. p. 54, fig. 5.

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