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Virgin and Child

late 16th century
German or Netherlandish
Height (with modern base): 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Clark Thompson, 1923
Accession Number:
24.80.89a, b
Not on view
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.
Oscar Hainauer , Berlin (by 1897) ; Mary Clark Thompson (until 1923; bequeathed to MMA)
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