Statuette of Enthroned Virgin and Child
Rhineland or Meuse Valley
second quarter of 13th century
Object Place: Rhineland/Meuse, Europe
Overall: 6 x 2.3 x 3cm (2 3/8 x 7/8 x 1 3/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilded copper (97.8% copper, 1.7% lead, .5% tin)
I. W. Colburn Chapel Gallery (Gallery 254A)
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.
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)
 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.
Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection