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Madonna and Child

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This image is an early example in Italian sculpture of a new devotional emphasis on the humanity of Christ. It stresses the warm intimacy between mother and son as they draw their heads together and look into each other's eyes, with the child reaching his arms around Mary's neck. The figure of...

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By 1955, Luigi Albrighi, Florence; 1957, sold by Albrighi to the MFA for $23,000. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Italian (Lombardy or Emilia-Romagna), Medieval (Romanesque), Second quarter of 12th century

Object Place

Lombardy or Emilia-Romagna, Italy


74 x 40 x 22 cm (29 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Limestone with polychromy