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Medallion - Virgin and Child with Angels

Virgin and Child with Angels

  • Object:

    Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl relief

  • Museum number:

    1427-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medallion is a carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Virgin and Child accompanied by angels playing a lute and rebec.
It shows the three quarter length standing figure of the Virgin, crowned, holding the Child on her right arm. On either side is an angel with wings uplifted.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Virgin and Child accompanied by angels playing a lute and rebec. Three quarter length standing figure of the Virgin, crowned, holding the Child on her right arm; on either side an angel with wings uplifted.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl relief

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.07 cm

Object history note

Bought, 9s. 10d.

Descriptive line

Medallion relief, carved mother of pearl, depicting the Virgin and Child with angels playing musical instruments, South Germany, late 15th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1903 - 1904. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1903, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 1907, p. 245

Materials

Mother of pearl

Techniques

Carving; Relief

Subjects depicted

Angels; Musician; Lute; Rebec

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity; Medallions; Religion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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