Date: late 16th century
Dimensions: H. (with base) 12-1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary Clark Thompson, 1923
Accession Number: 24.80.89a, b
The Madonna with a crown over her flowing hair stands on a crescent moon, the symbol of her immaculate conception in Revelations. The sculpture melds late Gothic, Renaissance, and Mannerist elements in a tender portrayal of the bond between mother and child.