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Statuette of Enthroned Virgin and Child

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Statuette with attachment holes. Solid cast, chased, engraved, and gilded. The crowned Virgin sits frontally on a backless throne with the Christ Child seated in profile on her left knee.

Marks

None

Provenance

Henri Daguerre, Paris [see note 1]. 1929, Alfredo Barsanti, Rome; 1929, sold by Barsanti to Joseph Brummer (b. 1883 - d. 1947), New York (stock no. P6512); 1947, sold by the estate of Joseph Brummer to the MFA for $4500. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947) NOTES: [1] See "Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America" (exh. cat. Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, February 1937), cat. no. 115. The dates of Daguerre's ownership are not known.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

Rhineland or Meuse Valley, Medieval, second quarter of 13th century

Object Place

Rhineland/Meuse

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 2.3 x 3cm (2 3/8 x 7/8 x 1 3/16in.)

Accession Number

47.1439

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilded copper (97.8% copper, 1.7% lead, .5% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork