Unknown. <em>Crowned Virgin and Christ Child</em>, ca. 18th century. Marble, silver, polychrome, Sculpture: 23 x 10 x 6in. (58.4 x 25.4 x 15.2cm). 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, 48.206.30a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.206.30a-c.jpg)

Crowned Virgin and Christ Child


Medium: Marble, silver, polychrome

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 18th century

Dimensions: Sculpture: 23 x 10 x 6in. (58.4 x 25.4 x 15.2cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 48.206.30a-c

Image: 48.206.30a-c.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
White marble sculpture of the Virgin holding the Christ Child, who turns his face upward towards hers. Both Virgin and Child wear long flowing drapery, and posture of Virgin is gently curved in the Gothic style. Traces of polychromy on the Virgin's face. The Virgin and the Child each wear attached silver crowns (not permanently affixed). Sculpture is 48.206.30a, Virgin's crown is .30b, and Child's crown is .30c. Sculpture entered collection with a painted wooden cabinet (48.206.31).

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