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Virgin and Child

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Polychromed ivory. Carved in the round. Dressed in blue mantle decorated with gold leaf-like patterns. Right hand now broken off; left holds Child who is partially draped in red. His left hand clutches globe; right touches Virgin's chin. Separate square base resting on four gilded lions with scenes...

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Provenance

Acquired in London by Wolfgang Hofstätter, Vienna [see note 1]; 1967, sold by Hofstätter to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967) NOTES: [1] According to notes in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Italian, Medieval (Gothic), late 14th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

5.4 x 3.49 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.768

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture