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Statuette - Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Siegburg (made)

  • Date:

    first half 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pipeclay

  • Museum number:

    1581-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette is made by an unknown artist in the first half of the 16th century in Siegburg, Germany and represents the Virgin standing with the Child Christ on her right arm.

The figure is made of pipeclay, which is a fine white clay also used to make tobacco pipes and pottery. Conveniently situated on a major trading route, Siegburg was a centre of ceramic production with well-organised workshops and kilns in which pipe-clay figures were also fired.

Physical description

The Virgin standing with the Child on her right arm.

Place of Origin

Siegburg (made)

Date

first half 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pipeclay

Dimensions

Height: 9.53 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Thewalt Collection.

Historical context note

Siegburg was a centre of ceramic production with well-organised workshops and kilns in which pipeclay figures were also fired.

Descriptive line

Statuette, pipeclay, the Virgin and Child, Germany (Siegburg), first half of 16th 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. 269

Materials

Pipeclay

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity; Religion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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