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Statuette (Front)

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Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago

Inv. 1943.62

Ivory;wood (modern base)

Height: 168mm

Standing Virgin and Child; Christ seated on right arm; Christ touching with his left hand the Virgin's chin; naked Christ; Christ holding his left leg in his right hand.

Rogers and Goetz 1945: Northern France, late 14th century.
Lawrence 1969: Northern France, late 14th century.
Randall 1993 and Museum's opinion 2011: Mosan, 3rd quarter of the 14th century.


Carved in the round.

Object Condition
Missing: three fingers in the right hand of Christ; little finger of the Virgin's left hand; object in the Virgin's left hand; the figure of Christ was broken off at some time and was reattached: replacement section in Christ's left arm and in the Virgin's right wrist.
Drapery broken at the base and at knee level on the Virgin's left side.

Drilled pupils.

Collection of Harry Fuld (d. 1932), Frankfurt (before 1932); by descent to his widow, Lucie Mayer-Fuld (née Cajzago), Berlin, and later New York (1932-1942): sold, in 1942, Mayer-Fuld sale, through Raphael Stora,New York, to the Art Institute (Kate S. Buckingham Endowment).

M. R. Rogers, 'Decorative Arts', in Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago: Report for the Year 1943, no. 38, 3 (Chicago, 1944), pp. 16-17.
M. R. Rogers and O. Goetz, Handbook to the Lucy and Maud Buckingham Medieval Collection (Chicago, 1945), no. 49, pl. XXII.
The Waning Middle Ages, ed. by J. L. Schrader, exhibition catalogue, Lawrence, University of Kansas, 1969, no. 83, pl. VIII.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 20.


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