- Joan Avesta (Spanish, active Catalonia and southwest France, 1355–1390)
- ca. 1370–90
- Alabaster, traces of gilt, paint
- Overall: 25 9/16 x 9 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (64.9 x 25.1 x 21.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cloisters Collection, 1925
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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.