Description This carving is one of the earliest standing Virgin and Child ivories to survive intact from the Gothic period. Despite the sharp, angular style, the artist represented the tender interaction between mother and child, an observation made from daily life not usually depicted in earlier Romanesque art.
Provenance Alphonse Kann [1870-1948], Paris. Collection of Edouard Passavant-Gontard, Frankfurt am Main. Acquired by Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922
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