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Toledo, Cathedral treasury



Height: 650 mm

Standing Virgin and Child; crown; Virgin holding a flower in her right hand; Christ seated on left arm; Christ holding a fruit in his left hand; Christ in long robe.

Koechlin Number: 0107

Koechlin 1924 and Estella Marcos 1984: France, end of 1st third of 14th century.


Polychromy - Gilding
Traces of gilding and polychromy: gold (hair), colour for the flesh and along the hem of the Virgin's robe where one can still read the inscription 'Ave Mar...' (Koechlin 1924).

Carved in the round. Rectangular hole at the back, possibly to accommodate a relic.

Object Condition
Crown partly broken.

Mentioned in a 1338 inventory of the Cathedral Treasury.

Exposición Histórica Europea, exhibition catalogue, Madrid, 1892, sala V, no. 8, pl. XXI.
Viscount de Palazuelos, 'La Virgen con el niño', in Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Excursiones III (1895-1896), p. 168.
Breve reseña de lo que contiene la Catedral de Toledo (Toledo, 1903), p. 25, no. 7.
R. Tyler, Spain (London, 1909), p. 140.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, pp. 34, 107, 112; II, no. 107; III, pl. XXX.
G. Weise, Spanische Plastik aus sieben Jahrhunderten (Reutlingen, 1925), I, p. 33, ill. 10.
J. Ferrandis Torres, Marfiles y azabaches españoles (Barcelona, 1928), pp. 200-201, pl. LXIX.
Exposición Iberoamericana, catálogo de la Sección de Arte Antiguo, exhibition catalogue, Sevilla, Palacio Mudéjar y Palacio de Bellas Artes, 1929-1930, sala 15, no. 34.
E. Tormo y Monzo, A Toledo por las tardes. El Museo catedralicio (Madrid, 1932), p. 18.
E. Tormo y Monzo, Toledo. Tesoro y Museos (Madrid, c. 1932), p. 22.
J. F. Rivera Recio, Guía de la catedral de Toledo (Toledo, 1949), p. 36, fig. 90.
M. Estella, 'La Talla del marfil', in A. Bonet, Historia de las Artes Aplicadas e Industriales en España (Madrid, 1982), pp. 435-462 [esp. p. 451].
M.-M. Estella Marcos, La Escultura de marfil en España románica y gótica (Madrid, 1984), pp. 154-155, fig. 37.


© Fundació Institut Amatller d’Art Hispànic. Arxiu Mas.
Photography: 1934.

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