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Virgin and Child atop the Globe
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Virgin and Child atop the Globe


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Description The "apocalyptic woman" in John's vision in the Book of Revelation was interpreted by the Catholic Church as being the Virgin Mary triumphing over evil in the world. In that vision, a woman with a child, a crescent moon at her feet, crushes a serpent (the devil) beneath her foot. The warmth of the pear wood and fluidity of the carving result in a figure that in quality far exceeds the conventional devotional statuette, neverthless, attributing this piece more specifically than "Flemsih" isn't possible because so few carvers signed their work.
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Date Description Narrative
1/12/1962Treatmentcleaned
10/27/1987Treatmentcleaned
10/27/1987Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1650-1690 (Baroque)
Medium
pearwood
(Wood)
Accession Number
61.26
Measurements
11 13/16 in. (30 cm)
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