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Virgin of the Annunciation

Date:
ca.1250–1300
Geography:
Made in possibly Strasbourg, France
Culture:
North French School
Medium:
Walnut with traces of paint, originally painted
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 9/16 x 1 13/16 x 1 13/16 in. (19.2 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.172
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
This exceptionally elegant figure would have originally been accompanied by an angel within an architectural setting.
George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (by 1926-1941)
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. II.

Frankfurter, Alfred M. "End of an Era: The Blumenthal Collection at The Metropolitan." Art News vol. 42 (December 15-31, 1943). p. 28, ill. p. 25.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Masterpieces in the Collection of George Blumenthal: A Special Exhibition. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1943. no. 4.

Wardwell, Allen. "A French Gothic Virgin of the Annunciation." Museum Studies 4 (1969). p. 9-11, fig. 6.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at the Metropolitan: 800 to 1400." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 62, no. 4 (2005). p. 29.

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