With its complex interplay of three figures and beautiful linear falling drapes this rare Anna Selbdritt is a striking example of Spanish medieval wood sculpture. Compare the drapes with the late 13th-/ early 14th- century Virgin and Child from the main retable of the Church of Santa Maria in Portillo, near Valladolid (Ara Gil. op. cit.
, pl. LXII). For the figure of Christ, note the early 14th-century group also from the Valladolid environs in the church at Viloria (Ara Gil. op. cit.
, pl. LXIII).
C-J. Ara Gil, Escultura Gotica en Valladolid y su Provincial
, Valladolid, 1977, pl. LXII
The present lot is offered with a Radiocarbon dating measurement report (ref. no. RCD-8696) prepared by J. Walker of RCD Lockinge, which states that the wood dates between 1218 and 1294 (95% confidence interval).