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Virgin and Child

Italian (possibly Padua or Venice)
Renaissance
about 1460


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.493

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal (reverse only) of Virgin and Child. Pierced twice at top and has double-rimmed edge. Virgin at proper right, wearing contemporary dress and veil over head, holding nude Christ Child at proper left; each haloed.

Provenance

By 1970, Nicolas Landau, Paris, France; 1970, sold by Nicolas Landau to the MFA. (Accession date: November 10, 1970)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour