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St Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read: M.4-1923

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)

Titles

St Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown (Probably)

Entities

Categories

Description

Figure group, alabaster carved in the round. St Anne, three-quarter length and wearing a wimple, has her left arm around the shoulder of the young and small half-length Virgin, who wears a crown. St Anne points with the first finger of her hand to a page of a book in front of her. The Virgin holds a stilus in her right hand which rests on the book.

Legal notes

Given by the Right Hon. F. Leverton Harris

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4 in
Height: 18 1/2 in
Width: 12 in

Place(s) associated

  • Nottingham ⪼ Nottinghamshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

15th Century, Late-16th Century, Early#
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1510 CE

Note

This is the upper part of two full-length figures.

School or Style

Medieval
Gothic

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

Alabaster

Techniques used in production

Carving : Alabaster, carved in the round

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1923
Primary reference Number: 31308
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1923
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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