Friday, June 19, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART - 14th Century Carvings from the Bible! Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child in carved and polychrome resin, hollowed back. Assisi, the right chest, she carries the Child on her left side; head surrounded by a high flory crown on a veil falling over her shoulders; she is wearing a belted dress with a simple neckline and a back coat on the front of the knees; Child carries a globe in his left hand. 

South-west of France, second half of fourteenth century H 87 cm 

Presented on a backsplash covered with velvet (Missing the right hand of the Virgin and the head of the Child, accidents polychrome)