Description Simple brass statuettes of the Virgin were cast in great numbers to ornament chandeliers and other household fixtures. Their design was based on contemporary painted wooden statuettes. Placed over a doorway, such a figure would seem to bless the family's comings and goings.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926
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