Seated Virgin and Child
The elegant drapery folds, pitched knees, and engaging expression of this Virgin are characteristic of the Gothic Style of fourteenth-century France. The Virgin is represented as an idealized court lady, with a high waist, a high forehead, and delicate features; the Christ Child is depicted as a chubby-cheeked, playful infant. This sculpture is said, without confirmation, to come from the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
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