Virgin and Child

Italian
Medieval (Gothic)
late 14th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

5.4 x 3.49 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.768

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Polychromed ivory. Carved in the round. Dressed in blue mantle decorated with gold leaf-like patterns. Right hand now broken off; left holds Child who is partially draped in red. His left hand clutches globe; right touches Virgin’s chin. Separate square base resting on four gilded lions with scenes of Adoration, Presentation, and Crucifixion in low relief against striped blue background.

Provenance

Acquired in London by Wolfgang Hofstätter, Vienna [see note 1]; 1967, sold by Hofstätter to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)

NOTES:
[1] According to notes in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund