Lot 16
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A Spanish Romanesque polychrome wood group of the Madonna and Child first half 13th century

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 EUR
Sold
26,400 EUR
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Description

of the so called Sedes Sapientiae type, carved in three quarter relief, both figures intensely gazing forward, Her hands and feet of prominent size

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Mr. Fentener van Vlissingen

Literature

RELATED LITERATURE

Pulchra: Centenari de la creació del Museu, ex. cat. Museu Diocesà de Lleida, 1993 pp. 118-121, nos. 179-186

Catalogue Note

The present model belongs to a Spanish genre of iconic enthroned Virgin and Child groups dating from the 12th to the 14th Centuries, of which there are several examples in the Museu Diocesà de Lleida.

This impressive Romanesque group was sold to a previous collector with an alternative attribution, describing it as Auverne and dating from the 12th century.
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