Virgin and Child

about 1500


Object Place: Europe, Germany (?)

Dimensions

10.79 x 7.62 cm (4 1/4 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

54.46

Medium or Technique

Ivory or bone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Half-round, shaped outline; seated figure in flowing drapery holds book; (half broken); child seated on ground rests right hand on fruit.

Provenance

Possibly in the collection of Prince Clemens Wenzel Lothar Metternich (b. May 15, 1773 - d. June 11, 1859), Austria. [see note 1] Mathias Komor (b. 1909 - d. 1984), New York. 1954, sold by Komor to the MFA for $550. (Accession date: February 11, 1954)

NOTES:
[1] According to a February 11, 1954 document by Georg Swarzenski.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund