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Virgin and Child


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This crisply carved devotional statue was once completed by a throne and a gold crown for the Virgin. She rests her feet on a small dragon, symbolizing conquered evil, while the Christ Child raises his right hand in a gesture of blessing.
Conservation

Small accretion of modern material removed mechanically

Date Description Narrative
3/27/1990Examinationexamined for condition
6/03/1999Technical Reportexamined for technical study
6/07/1999Treatmentother
7/30/2019Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Medieval Trans-Saharan Exchange. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston; Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington. 2019-2020.
Provenance Henri Daguerre, Paris; Hector Economos, Paris, before 1913; Jacques Seligmann, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922

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Creator
Period
1225-1250 (Medieval)
Medium
ivory with traces of paint
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.235
Measurements
H: 8 7/8 x W: 3 1/2 x D: 2 1/2 in. (22.6 x 9 x 6.3 cm)
Geographies
  • France (Place of Origin)
  • France, Paris (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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