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Virgin and Child

Date:
ca. 1300–1330
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone with polychromy
Dimensions:
Overall: 48 1/2 x 21 x 14 in. (123.2 x 53.3 x 35.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.63
  • Description

    Regally enthroned and crowned as Queen of Heaven, the Virgin Mary wears contemporary clothing of the noble classes. Her mantle simulates brocade with a fur lining and gilded patterned borders, and her belt is placed high on the bodice following the fashin of the time. The sculpture may have been displayed in a castle chapel, a parish church, or a hospital.

  • Provenance

    From the Church of Saint-Chéron, Eastern Champagne, Marine; Church of Saint-Chéron, Champagne, Marine(until 1883); Charles (?) Lemaire, Paris (sold 1938); [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1938–sold 1939)]

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