Enthroned Virgin and Child


On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14

This statuette of the Virgin and Child was produced at a time when Paris was the principal European center of ivory carving. The sensitively carved face of the Virgin generates a tender aura, presenting her as a loving mother rather than the Queen of Heaven. The head of the child Jesus is a modern replacement.

#50. Enthroned Virgin and Child

Enthroned Virgin and Child, Elephant ivory with traces of paint and gilding, French

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