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Statuette (Front)

Statuette (Front)
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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts



Height: 102mm
Width: 34mm
Depth: 21mm

Standing Virgin (from a Crucifixion scene).

Calkins 1968: French, Burgundy?, c. 1400.
Randall 1993: Flemish (?), early 15th century.
Detroit 1997 and Museum's opinion 2011: French (Burgundian) or South Netherlandish, c. 1400-1420.


Carved in the round.
Drilled for attachment under the base and hole on the side of the base.

Object Condition
Missing: hands of the Virgin.

This statuette and another one of saint John the Evangelist (49.487) come from a Crucifixion group.

Demotte collection, early 20th century. Collection of Gabriel Dereppe, Paris (?). Gallery Connoisseur, Inc., New York (in 1944): sold, 3 February 1944 by the Gallery Connoisseur to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N5843); sold at the Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 14 May 1949, lot 683, to the Museum of Fine Arts for $325 (William Francis Warden Fund).

R. G. Calkins, A Medieval Treasury: An Exhibition of Medieval Art from the Third to the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, White Museum of Art, Cornell University and M. W. Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968, no. 90.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 27.
Images in Ivory. Precious Objects of the Gothic Age, ed. by Peter Barnet, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, 1997, no. 66.
Les Princes des fleurs de lis: l'art à la cour de Bourgogne, exhibition catalogue, Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 2004-2005, no. 133.


Photograph © 15 July 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Credit Line: William Francis Warden Fund.

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