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Virgin and Child
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Virgin and Child

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Description The enthroned Virgin holds the Child on her left knee and a flower in her right hand. Her left foot is placed on a hillock. The standing Child holds an apple and gazes upward. The folds of the drapery are deep and crisp. The oil polychromy is old but not original. The shapes of the faces and painting of the eyes and hair give a doll-like appearance. There is an old ivory plug through the lower part of the Virgin's drapery. Her head is carved to receive a metal crown. The back is slightly curved and shows the bark of the exterior of the tusk.
Provenance Jacques Seligmann, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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3rd quarter 13th century (Medieval)
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 8 7/16 in. (21.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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