Enthroned Virgin


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

Carved from a narrow block of poplar, this figure was originally set into a large tabernacle, to be placed on the altar. The sculpture's elongated form and strong linear quality can be related to more complete works on the island of Gotland, where the sculpture of the 1100s was strongly influenced by German art.

Enthroned Virgin, Poplar with paint, Scandinavian

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