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Madonna and Child

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Although the heads of both figures are missing, this work displays the powerful presence of fourteenth-century Italian sculpture in the skillful carving, the secure stance of the Madonna, and the graceful patterns of the drapery. The work is very similar to a Madonna and Child, now in Genoa, by...

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Charles Callahan Perkins, Boston; By inheritance to Charles Callahan Perkins' wife, Mrs. C.C. (Francis D.) Perkins; 1895, gift of Mrs. C.C. Perkins (Accession Date: December 10, 1895)

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Gift of Mrs. C. C. Perkins

Italian (Tuscany), Medieval (Gothic), early 14th century


47.62 x 14.6 x 15.87 cm (18 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

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Stone; marble