Swabia circa 1470 - A Swabian figure of the Virgin and Child, circa 1470.
Swabia circa 1470
A Swabian figure of the Virgin and Child, circa 1470.
Probably limewood, carved three-quarters in the round, the reverse flattened and hollowed out. With partially overpainted older polychromy.. A slimly proportioned figure of the crowned Virgin carrying the Christ Child in Her left arm and holding an apple in Her right. Her high-waisted red gown falls down to Her feet in long vertical channels, presenting an interesting contrast to the thick horizontal folds of Her green and white cloak.
A crack to the back of the Virgin's left shoulder with an older wedge-shaped repair. Wear with minor losses. Height 89 cm.