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Virgin and Child: M.9-1951

Object information

Titles

Virgin and Child

Maker(s)

School of the Lower Rhine (Production)

Description

Virgin and Child. Alabaster, carved in the round. The Virgin wears a crown over her veil and holds the naked Child in her right arm. The hands of the Child are lost in the veil of the Virgin with which he plays. The drapery folds are voluminous and completely disguise the figure beneath. The group is supported on a wooden stand of octagonal shape with moulded sides and central spike to put into a hole in the base.

Legal notes

Percy Moore Turner Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.7 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

Relative size of this object

11.5 cm26.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1951) by Turner, Percy Moore

Dating

15th century
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1500 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Alabaster

Techniques used in production

Carving : Alabaster, carved in the round

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-1951
Primary reference Number: 31401
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_9_1951
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Virgin and Child" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31401 Accessed: 2022-06-27 21:54:34

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