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Virgin

Artist:
Joan Avesta (Spanish, active Catalonia and southwest France, 1355–1390)
Date:
ca. 1370–90
Culture:
French
Medium:
Alabaster, traces of gilt, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 25 9/16 x 9 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (64.9 x 25.1 x 21.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.368
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Found near the medieval fortified Languedoc town of Carcassonne, this figure of the Virgin—the Child is lost—is the work of a documented local sculptor, Joan Avesta, who carved a number of important funerary monuments in southwestern France and in Catalonia. He worked first in Toulouse, Carcassonne, and Belpech and eventually at the Cathedral of Gerona.
Found near Carcassonne, France; George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
Marincola, Michele D'Arcy. "'A Standing Virgin at The Cloisters: The Conservation and Restoration of a Medieval Alabaster,' Appearance and Reality: Recent Studies in Conservation.." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 55, no. 3 (Winter 1998). pp. 38-45, fig. 1-5, 7-11.



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