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Virgin and Child: M.16-1917

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Titles

Virgin and Child

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Virgin and Child, carved in relief. The Virgin stands in an exaggerated swaying stance, holding the Child in her left arm. The Child holds a fruit in the left hand and with the right takes a flower (?) from the Virgin's right hand. The Virgin is crowned and wears a veil.

Legal notes

Given by Charles Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.0 cm
Width: 3.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-05-10) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

Dating

14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1300 - Circa 1400

School or Style

Gothic

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved in relief

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.16-1917
Primary reference Number: 31675
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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