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The Virgin and Child

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Siena (province) (made)

  • Date:

    2nd quarter of 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Quercia, Jacopo della (style of)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.9-1914

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a statuette of the Virgin and Child in gilt bronze made in Siena in the second quarter of the 15th century. This statuette is in the style of Jacopo della Quercia. The Virgin stands with the Child seated on her left arm and holding a flower in her right hand. The moulded base, perhaps of slightly later date, has four claw feet with acanthus leaves at the corner. In front of the base, there is a small appliqué figure of St. John the Baptist holding the lamb.

Physical description

The Virgin stands with the Child seated on her left arm and holding a flower in her right hand. The moulded base, perhaps of slightly later date has four claw feet with acanthus leaves at the corner, and in front is a small appliqué figure of St. John the Baptist holding the lamb.

Place of Origin

Siena (province) (made)

Date

2nd quarter of 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Quercia, Jacopo della (style of)

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze

Dimensions

Height: 9.625 in

Descriptive line

Statuette, the Virgin and Child and St. John the Baptist. Sienese 2nd quarter of 15th century.

Materials

Gilt bronze

Subjects depicted

Acanthus; Lamb

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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