Virgin and Child
Object Place: Europe, Austria
20 x 13.97 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Panel with Virgin and Child in high relief, polychromed and gilt, foliate background. Lettered: B VIRGINIS MARIAE IN AULA REGIA. / Polychromed and gilt wood rectangular relief carving of Virgin holding the Christ Child who holds bird. Virgin in blue cloak with gold stars, white veil with beaded gilded edge, gold and red dress visible above waist, holds a white cloth below Child. Clothes have gold edge. Halos, necklace and Virgin’s crown carved to simulate gems painted in translucent red and green, same red on Child’s robe and top of Virgin’s dress. Inscription along bottom incised and painted red: VIRGINIS. MARIA. IN AVLAREGIA. Background: upper half, gold with carved foliated scrollwork; lower half, red. Worm holes. Hole drilled in top of Virgin’s halo for hanging. Toe on left foot of Christ Child broken off.
1960, Mathias Komor, New York; 1960, sold by Komor to the MFA for $450. (Accession Date: March 14, 1960)
Edwin E. Jack Fund