Virgin and Child

A work made of ivory.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of ivory.

Date:

1350/75

Artist:

South Netherlandish or German (Rhineland)

About this artwork

This ivory statuette with its gangly Christ Child and rather plain-faced Virgin seems far removed from the aristocratic figures produced in Paris, which was a great center for the production of Gothic ivories. The angular and somewhat earthy figures and the intensity of the connection between mother and child find parallels in other more monumental sculpture made in the Meuse valley, where present-day Belgium, Holland and Germany meet. This border region had a long and distinguished artistic tradition.

On View

Arms, Armor, Medieval, and Renaissance, Gallery 236

Title

Virgin and Child

Origin

Meuse

Date

1350–1375

Medium

Ivory

Dimensions

H: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in. )

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1943.62

Extended information about this artwork

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