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Virgin and Child with Donatrix: M.6-1928

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Virgin and Child with Donatrix


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Virgin and Child with Donatrix, wood, carved in low relief. The Virgin stands holding the naked Child in her arms; to the right a small donatrix in contemporary costume stands offering a bunch of grapes to the Child, who reaches down. The figures stand on a corbel base.

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Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 42.0 in
Width: 11.0 in

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Place(s) associated

  • Ulm ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1510 CE


South German, Ulm

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Figure composed of wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved in low relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1928
Primary reference Number: 30273
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1928
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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