Shrine for Statue of Madonna and Child
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Tropical hardwood, pigments
32 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/2in. (82.6 x 50.2 x 26.7cm)
Frank L. Babbott Fund, Frank Sherman Benson Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Shrine for Statue of Madonna and Child, 18th century. Tropical hardwood, pigments, 32 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/2in. (82.6 x 50.2 x 26.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, Frank Sherman Benson Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 48.206.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 48.206.30a-c_48.206.31_bw.jpg)
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Painted wooden cabinet or tabernacle for statue of Madonna and Child (48.206.30). Gallery surmounts cornice; sides and front paneled with applied moldings forming diamond pattern. Doors open to reveal shrine; back of each door has painted saint with halo. Interior of cabinet painted blue with white starts in random pattern except for center of back, where Madonna was placed.
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