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801

Italian, Trapani, 17th century

Virgin and Child

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

Italian, Trapani, 17th century

Italian, Trapani, 17th century

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Italian, Trapani, 17th century

Virgin and Child


alabaster

height 22 1/4 in., 56.5cm. 

Overall in good condition with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are several small chips, notably to the high points of the drapery, and some larger chips along the bottom. The Child’s crown is missing. The Virgin’s crown detaches and may be associated. There is slight discoloration to the alabaster in areas. Some remnants of gilding and polychryomy. There are some wax or ointment residues in several of the crevices such as below the Virgin’s hair. 


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Sotheby's New York, 30 January 2009, lot 346

See Pope-Hennessy, Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1964, no. 676 for a discussion of an example of the very closely related group of alabasters of the Virgin and Child at the church of the Annunziata at Trapani, which in turn probably derive from a lost prototype by Nino Pisano. Similar examples were sold in these rooms December 4, 1982, lot 48, and January 11, 1994, lot 168.