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Statuette; known as the 'Maignan Virgin and Child' (Vierge et l'Enfant Maignan) (Front)

Statuette; known as the 'Maignan Virgin and Child' (Vierge et l'Enfant Maignan) (Front)
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Amiens, Musée de Picardie

Inv. M.P.3063.543


Height: 100 mm
Width: 84 mm
Depth: 44 mm

Seated Virgin and Child; Christ seated on the Virgin's left knee; Christ in long robe; Christ holding a bird; brooch; crown.

Koechlin Number: 0645

Migeon 1906: France, 14th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, mid 14th century.
Museum's opinion 2014: France, 1st half of the 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy along the hem of the Virgin's cloak.

Carved in the round.

Object Condition
Missing: Virgin's right hand, part of the base. The head of the bird, the right hand of Christ and his head seem to be later replacements.
Repair to the front of the Virgin's crown.
Deep vertical cracks.

Label with the number '18' at the base.

Collection Albert Maignan (b. 1845, d. 1908); bequeathed by Maignan to the museum in 1908, but entered the collections in 1927.

G. Migeon, 'La Collection Albert Maignan', in Les Arts 59 (Nov. 1906), pp. 3-16 (p. 9).
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 245; II, no. 645.
A. Roze, 'La collection Maignan-Larivière, Musée de PIcardie', in Bulletin des Musées de France 12 (December 1929), pp. 284-287.
Exposition d'art sacré ancien et moderne, exhibition catalogue, Amiens, 15 May-6 June 1948, no. 24.
C. Ferment, Les Statuettes d'ivoire en Europe du Moyen Âge au XIXe siècle (Paris, 2000), p. 169, fig. X.8.


© Collection du Musée de Picardie, Amiens (photo Jean Louis Boutillier / Musée de Picardie).

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