Virgin and Child


On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 08

This monumental image of the Virgin and Child is carved in the style of Parisian sculptures from about 1340. Here, the Christ Child playfully reaches for the Virgin's veil. Remarkably, the sculpture retains most of its original paint and gilding and appears today much as it would have in the fourteenth century.

Virgin and Child, Limestone, paint, gilt, glass, French

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