Statuette of Enthroned Virgin and Child

Rhineland or Meuse Valley
Medieval
second quarter of 13th century


Object Place: Rhineland/Meuse, Europe

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 2.3 x 3cm (2 3/8 x 7/8 x 1 3/16in.)

Accession Number

47.1439

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilded copper (97.8% copper, 1.7% lead, .5% tin)

On View

I. W. Colburn Chapel Gallery (Gallery 254A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Statuette with attachment holes. Solid cast, chased, engraved, and gilded. The crowned Virgin sits frontally on a backless throne with the Christ Child seated in profile on her left knee.

Markings

None

Provenance

Henri Daguerre, Paris [see note 1]. 1929, Alfredo Barsanti, Rome; 1929, sold by Barsanti to Joseph Brummer (b. 1883 - d. 1947), New York (stock no. P6512); 1947, sold by the estate of Joseph Brummer to the MFA for $4500. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947)

NOTES:
[1] See "Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America" (exh. cat. Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, February 1937), cat. no. 115. The dates of Daguerre's ownership are not known.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection