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Relief of Mourning Virgin

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Oval plaque with three holes for attachment, showing a mourning Virgin in relief. Hammered, cut out, repoussé, chased, punched, and mercury gilded. Wearing a tunic and maphorion with thin parallel folds, the haloed Virgin stands in three-quarter view with her right arm held across her waist and...

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Provenance

By 1958, Joseph Brassine, Liège; 1958, sold by Marie Therese Deles-Brassine to the MFA for $140.00. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

German (Cologne), Medieval, about 1220–30

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

8.38 x 4.83 x 0.51 cm (3 5/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.710

Medium or Technique

Gilded copper (99.5% copper, 0.5% lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork