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Statuette; known as 'La Aparecida' (Detail)

Statuette; known as 'La Aparecida' (Detail)
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Burgos, Palacios de Benaver, Monasterio de San Salvador


Ivory;metal (later crowns)

Height: 380 mm or 220mm?

Seated Virgin and Child; Christ standing on the Virgin's left knee; Christ in long robe.

Burgos 1921: French (Rheims area), 14th century.
Sentenach 1929: 14th century.
Estella 1983: Spain (Burgos?), 1st third of the 14th century.


Carved in the round.

Object Condition
Vertical cracks.
Missing: part of the stem of flowers (?) in the Virgin's right hand.

L. Serrano, 'El monasterio de Palacios de Benaver (apuntes para su historia)', in Boletín de Santo Domingo de Silos, 8 (1905-1906), pp. 549ff.
Cortés, Hergueta, Huidobro, Martínez-Burgos, Catálogo general de la Exposición Retrospectiva, exhibition catalogue, Burgos, 1921, no. 852.
N. Sentenach, Catálogo monumental y artístico de la provincia de Burgos (Madrid [unpublished, kept at the Instituto Diego Velázquez], 1929), IV, no. 233.
M. Estella, 'Esculturas de marfil medievales en España', in Archivo Español de Arte, 222 (1983), pp. 89-114.
M.-M. Estella Marcos, La Escultura de marfil en España románica y gótica (Madrid, 1984), pp. 158-161, fig. 38.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 4.


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