The Mourning Virgin

Manufactory Capodimonte Porcelain Manufactory Italian
Modeler Giuseppe Gricci Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 550

In this religious figure, the pliant qualities of soft-paste porcelain have been used to heighten the emotional effects of grief.

The Mourning Virgin, Capodimonte Porcelain Manufactory (Italian, 1740/43–1759), Soft-paste porcelain, Italian, Naples

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