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Statue - The Virgin and Child

The Virgin and Child

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Europe (made)

  • Date:

    1390-1410 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved marble

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 9, The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Gallery, case 4

This statue was probably an individual image to which prayers could be addressed. This is one of a group of figures of the Virgin and Child produced over a wide area of Northern Europe. The sweet, intimate quality is typical of an international taste in gothic sculpture at the end of the 1300s.

Physical description

Statue of the Virgin and Child

Place of Origin

Europe (made)


1390-1410 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved marble


Height: 71.3 cm, Width: 26 cm, Depth: 16.5 cm

Object history note

Bought under the bequest of Captain H.B Murray.

Historical context note

There is a similar figure in the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam.

Descriptive line

Statue, Virgin and Child, marble with traces of paint and gilding.

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

Williamson, Paul and Evelyn, P. Northern Gothic Sculpture 1200-1450. London, 1988. pp.170, 173

Production Note

Northern France or southern Netherlands






Religion; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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