Virgin and Child
late 14th century
Object Place: Europe, Italy
5.4 x 3.49 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Acquired in London by Wolfgang Hofstätter, Vienna [see note 1]; 1967, sold by Hofstätter to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)
 According to notes in the curatorial file.
Edwin E. Jack Fund