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Standing Virgin and Child statuette
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Standing Virgin and Child statuette

Circa 1325-50

North France, 14th Century

Depth: 19 mm; Width: 40 mm; Weight: 77 g; Height: 145 mm;

Inscription

Inscription, inscribed on back with large 2 in black

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
O.1966.GP.3

About this work
France or Netherlands, early 14th century

The Virgin and Child, standing or seated,

was one of the most popular compositions

produced by medieval ivory-carving

workshops. Sometimes such figures

were directly inspired by stone sculpture

on French cathedrals. (Permanent collection label)



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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