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Virgin and Child Enthroned: M.15-1933

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Virgin and Child Enthroned


Production: Unknown




On a broad seat, with a pillar right and left, forming the rim of the plaquette, the Virgin is seated three-quarters to left, with the nude Child on her knees, bending to the right towards a globe on which his left hand is resting. At her feet two putti lift the folds of her mantle. Two other putti are standing on the cushion of her seat, the one on the right plays on a flute, the other holds the Virgin's hair. Behind the Virgin's head is the back of the draped throne, with garlands on which two putti are standing linking it to the side pillars. Raised base line. Dark green patina. Hole at top.

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. de Pass

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.7 cm
Width: 10.3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by de Pass, Alfred A.


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.15-1933
Primary reference Number: 14106
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_15_1933
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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