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Virgin and Child

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This Virgin wears a crown and stands upon a crescent moon, which associates her with the Woman of the Apocalypse from the Bible's Book of Revelation. Riemenschneider presents the figures with great simplicity and humanity-the Virgin seems slightly melancholy and the Christ Child about to smile....

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Provenance

Felix M. Warburg (b. 1871 - d. 1937), New York; by inheritance to his widow, Frieda Schiff Warburg (b. 1876 - d. 1958), New York; 1941, gift of Frieda Schiff Warburg to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 11, 1941)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Felix M. Warburg by his wife Frieda Schiff Warburg

German, Medieval (Gothic), about 1490–95

Object Place

Wurzburg, Germany

Dimensions

120.7 x 38.1 x 20.2 cm (47 1/2 x 15 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.653

Medium or Technique

Limewood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture