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Statuette (Front)

Statuette (Front)
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Cárquere, Church of Nossa Senhora de Cárquere (Our Lady of Cárquere)


Metal (later pedestal);glass (later pedestal);ivory

Height: 29 mm
Width: 14 mm

Seated Virgin and Child (Sedes Sapientiae); Christ seated frontally; Christ seated on the Virgin's left knee; Christ in long robe; blessing gesture; Christ holding a book in his left hand; crown.

Porto 1992: Portuguese, 12th or 13th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy: gold, red.

Carved in the round.

Object Condition
Missing: right hand of the Virgin.
Crown chipped.

Kept in the Monastery of Nossa Senhora de Cárquere (originally Augustinian Canons, and since 1561 a Jesuit institution)

V. Correia, Monumentos e esculturas: séculos III-XVI (Lisbon, 1924), pp. 51-60.
A. de Lacerda, 'Arte', in História da Arte em Portugal, dir. by D. Peres (Barcelos, 1929), pp. 616-708 (p. 682).
A. Dias, Santa Maria de Cárquere (Porto, 1976), p. 27.
M. G. COSTA, História do Bispado de Lamego (Lamego, 1977), vol. I, pp. 604-605.
Nos confines de idade média. Arte portuguesa, séculos XII-XV, exhibition catalogue, Porto, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, 10 November 1992-30 January 1993, no. 45.


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