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The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception
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The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception

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Description The Virgin kneels on a crescent moon with her hands in an attitude of prayer. Her head is uncovered, and her hair falls down her back and in tresses over her shoulders. In rendering the folds of the garments, little concession has been made to anatomy. This piece, like 71.342, was apparently carved in the Portuguese colony of Goa, on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent by a native artist.. A square paper label with blue borders on the under surface of the statuette is inscribed in ink: "123."
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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ca. 1700
ivory, traces of gilding
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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