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Virgin and Child

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Description This plaque, which may have formed the central panel of a triptych, shows the Virgin standing in an elegant pose with her weight on one leg, perhaps inspired by the Classical tradition. This portrait type of the Virgin, who holds the Christ Child in her right arm while grasping his leg with her left hand, is called "Dexiokratousa" (Greek for "holding with her right hand").
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Sonya Clark: Loose Strands, Tight Knots. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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10th century (Medieval)
(Ivory & Bone)
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3 1/8 x 2 7/16 x 5/16 in. (8 x 6.2 x 0.9 cm)


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