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Virgin and Child

Artist:
Master of Rabenden (German, active ca. 1500–1530)
Date:
1510–15
Geography:
Made in the Chiemgau, Upper Bavaria, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Limewood with traces of polychromy
Dimensions:
23 5/8 x 13 3/4 x 9 7/16in. (60 x 35 x 24cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.15
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 20
This Virgin and Child originally was joined by a seated Saint Anne, the Virgin’s mother, to form the Holy Kinship, a group representing three generations of the Holy Family. The scale of the group suggests that it comes from the lower section, or predella, of an altarpiece. Predella sculpture thematically expanded the subject of the main altar above it, which, in this case, may have been dedicated to the Virgin.
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (1896–1965) ; [ Galerie St. Raphael, Vienna (sold 1987)]
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