Characteristic of Sicilian sculpture, this Virgin was carved after the model of a 14th century Madonna and Child, by Nino Pisano (Church of the Madonna, Trapani). A comparable ivory example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. 984-1907), and an alabaster with similar lavishly gilt ornaments, is in the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona (inv. no. 131161-000).