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Virgin and Child: M.2-1937

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Virgin and Child


Production: Unknown




Ivory carved in the round. The Virgin stands holding the Child in her left arm. Her tall figure sways backward, with the right knee breaking forward, and her head slightly tilted to the left. The smile is faint on the traditional oval face. Her mantle falls in broad soft folds.


History note: From Switzerland, where it had been since the French Revolution. Barthélemy Rey Collection, cat. no. 22. 1913: Lent to the Exposition du Moyen Age, Paris (cat. no. 109). Paris, Hotel Drouot, 11-14 May 1921, Catalogue des sculptures objets d'art et de curiosité . . . bois sculpté . . composant la collection de M. Barthelemy Rey, lot . purchased from by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.1 cm
Width: 8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1937) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


14th Century, Mid#
Circa 1330 - Circa 1370

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory carved in the round

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1937
Primary reference Number: 31712
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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