Description The Virgin supports the standing Child, who playfully pulls on her veil. Their poses represent the Child taking his first step, a warm, natural subject popular in Swiss and German regions, but less often portrayed in France. The statuette has a flat back for attachment to a larger object, such as a shrine or diptych (two hinged panels). Traces of polychromy still visible by the traces of red in the Virgin's hair and in the hem of Christ's robe.
- A Medieval Treasury: An Exhibition of Medieval Art from the Third to the Sixteenth Century. Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute- Museum of Art, Utica. 1968.
- Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
- Images of Devotion: Personal Piety in Medieval Manuscripts and Ivories. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1997.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914
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