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Virgin and Child

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Figure of the Virgin, wearing flowing robes and metal halo, holding the Christ Child on her left arm and with a metal rod with cross in outstretched right hand, standing on dragon and crescent moon on globe.

Provenance

Commissioned by the Order of Teutonic Knights of Wolframs-Eschenbach. Private collection. By 1961, Igo Levi, Lausanne; 1961, sold by Igo Levi to the MFA for $20,000. (Accession Date: November 8, 1961)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

German, 1771

Object Place

Schrezheim, Germany

Dimensions

H. 112.3 cm (44 3/16 in.); Base: 12 inches; Widest point of base brackets: 16 1/2 inches

Accession Number

61.1185

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with brass halo and iron staff

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware