Virgin and Child, Paris limestone, polychromed, gilded, French

Virgin and Child

Date:
ca. 1310–20
Culture:
French
Medium:
Paris limestone, polychromed, gilded
Dimensions:
Overall: 34 1/4 x 11 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (87 x 30.2 x 21.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.406
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
This sculpture and another example of the same subject preserved in the church at Saint Die are among the finest representatives of the regional style found in Lorraine in the early fourteenth century.
Inscription: AVE MARIA
Michael Friedsam, New York
Sperling, E. M., ed. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of French Primitives and Objects of Art: In Aid of the French Hospital in New York. New York: Kleinberger Galleries, 1927. no. 106, p. 202, ill.

Rorimer, James J. "Forgeries of Medieval Stone Sculpture." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 6th ser., 26 (1944). pp. 198–202, fig. 5.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at the Metropolitan: 800 to 1400." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 62, no. 4 (2005). p. 31.