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León, Museo de León

Inv. 26


Height: 160mm
Width: c. 105mm
Depth: c. 60mm

Seated Virgin and Child; Christ in long robe; Christ standing in the Virgin's lap; Christ seated frontally; Christ holding a fruit or orb in his left hand; blessing gesture; crown.

Koechlin Number: 0066

Gómez Moreno 1906-1908: France, end of the 13th century.
Estella Marcos 1984: Spain (Castile; León), end of 13th century.
León 2000-2001 and Museum's opinion 2012: Spanish under French influence or French, last quarter of the 13th century.


Carved in the round.

Object Condition
Crown chipped.
Missing: part of the base.

From the house of the Cea family, León (Casa de los Ceas). Acquired by the museum before 1898 (mentioned in the first inventory of the museum dated 1898).

M. Gómez Moreno, Provincia de León (Madrid, 1906-1908), p. 283, fig. 395.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 34, 100, 112; II, no. 66; III, pl. XXV.
M. Berrueta, León (Barcelona, 1953), p. 176.
M. Estella, 'La Talla del marfil', in A. Bonet, Historia de las Artes Aplicadas e Industriales en España (Madrid, 1982), pp. 435-462 [esp. p. 450, fig. 318].
M.-M. Estella Marcos, La Escultura de marfil en España románica y gótica (Madrid, 1984), pp. 150-152, fig. 35.
L. Grau, Guía/catálogo de 100 piezas del Museo de León (León, 1993), p. 115.
Maravillas de la España medieval. Tesoro sagrado y monarquía, exhibition catalogue, León, Real Colegiata de San Isidro, 2000-2001, no. 183.
L. Grau, Guía del Museo de León (León, 2007), pp. 143-144.
Alfonso X el Sabio, ed. by I. Bango Torviso, exhibition catalogue, Murcia, 2009-2010, p. 350.
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, p. 553, in relation to no. 157.


© Fundació Institut Amatller d’Art Hispànic. Arxiu Mas.
Photography: 1919.

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