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Enthroned Virgin and Child Sculpture

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Enthroned Virgin and Child Sculpture is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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The Museum's collection includes a beautifully carved ivory statuette of the Virgin and Child (ca. 1260–80), produced at a time when Paris was the principal European center of ivory carving. The delicate features of the Virgin and the sensitively carved folds of her clothing reveal the extraordinary skill of Parisian ivory carvers. Although the head of the Christ Child is a modern replacement and the statuette has lost all but traces of its original painted and gilded decoration, the work still sensitively conveys the intimate communication between mother and child intended by the sculptor. The Museum's statuette was probably originally set into a small architectural tabernacle, and functioned as a devotional object for lay owners, possibly women, or for nuns in a convent. Our meticulous reproduction was created with a combination of three- dimensional imaging and traditional sculpture techniques.

The Museum's collection includes a beautifully carved ivory statuette of the Virgin and Child (ca. 1260–80), produced at a time when Paris was the principal European center of ivory carving. The delicate features of the Virgin and the sensitively carved folds of her clothing reveal the extraordinary skill of Parisian ivory carvers. Although the head of the Christ Child is a modern replacement and the statuette has lost all but traces of its original painted and gilded decoration, the work still sensitively conveys the intimate communication between mother and child intended by the sculptor. The Museum's statuette was probably originally set into a small architectural tabernacle, and functioned as a devotional object for lay owners, possibly women, or for nuns in a convent. Our...See More

Details
  • Cast marble
  • Hand patinated
  • 7 1/2''H x 2 3/4''W x 2 3/4''D
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine detail. This sculpture is beautiful, the colour and patina are very soft and warm, inviting touch. The size is perfect, the whole piece can be taken in and absorbed in every detail and the relationship between the Virgin and Child touches deeply.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Beautiful! I purchased this early for my grandmother's Christmas gift! She loved it and it made her tear up! Great gift!
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent Replica This replica of a medieval French ivory statuette is magnificently crafted. Having studied the original at the Met, I find the creamy surface, depth of the folds of the Virgin's robe, touching delicacy and sweetness of the Child [despite the lose of the original head], and the balance of the overall design to come as close as possible to the actual work. The images you see on the Met web, and certainly my own, hardly do justice to what you will actually enjoy viewing.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely lovely I was surprised at how beautifully done this piece is. The warm patina gives it an old ivory look, and the gaze between the Blessed Mother and her Son as He reaches upward to her face is perfectly captured.
Date published: 2017-12-10
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