Silesian or Bohemian, circa 1400-1420 | Virgin and Child
Property from an Important European Collection
Silesian or Bohemian, circa 1400-1420
Virgin and Child
gilt and polychromed limewood
The Child's arms are lost. Otherwise the condition of the sculpture is good considering its age, with minor surface wear and dirt. The Virgin would have worn a now-lost crown. Her proper right hand is a later replacement. The face of the crescent moon at the bottom may possibly have been re-carved. The gilding and polychromy appear to be partially original or at least of an early date, though it is likely that the blue and the skin tones have been refreshed. There are losses to the gilding and polychromy exposing the wood underneath, notably to the Child's chest and to the Virgin's drapery in the bottom half of the composition, as well as at the sides. There is minor craquelure to the gilding and polychromy throughout. There is evidence of past worming, notably around the bottom and most visible at the back and at the underside. There appears to be a joint around the Christ Child's proper left ankle.
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