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Virgin and Child Enthroned: M.2-1918

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Virgin and Child Enthroned


Maker: Unknown (Uncertain)




Virgin and Child Enthroned, carved in boxwood; pierced and in relief. Within an oblong frame is the flowering vine (the symbol of the Church), which divides to form an oval frame around the centre. In the centre are the Virgin and Child on a throne of marked Eastern character (especially tall legs), with two cherubins above and an archangel on either side in adoration. In the four corners are the Evangelists with scrolls.


History note: 12th May 1886: Rt. Hon. Beresford Hope M.P. (sale cat. no. 245); bought by Rev. E.S. Dewick; 1918, bought by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam and given to the Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 1/8 in
Width: 2 1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-04-30) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


Dr. N. Andreyev on 9th December 1953 wrote that this was a splendid example of carving in the spirit of Italo-Cretian iconography. It was probably made for pilgrims.

Greek, possibly Mount Athos or Palestine

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved and pierced in boxwood

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1918
Primary reference Number: 30374
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1918
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 29 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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