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Virgin and Child: M.2-1937

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Titles

Virgin and Child

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Ivory carved in the round. The Virgin stands holding the Child in her left arm. Her tall figure sways backward, with the right knee breaking forward, and her head slightly tilted to the left. The smile is faint on the traditional oval face. Her mantle falls in broad soft folds.

Notes

History note: From Switzerland, where it had been since the French Revolution. Barthélemy Rey Collection, cat. no. 22. 1913: Lent to the Exposition du Moyen Age, Paris (cat. no. 109). Paris, Hotel Drouot, 11-14 May 1921, Catalogue des sculptures objets d'art et de curiosité . . . bois sculpté . . composant la collection de M. Barthelemy Rey, lot . purchased from by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.1 cm
Width: 8 cm

Relative size of this object

8 cm27.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1937) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Mid 14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1330 - Circa 1370 1370

School or Style

Gothic

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory carved in the round

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1937
Primary reference Number: 31712
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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