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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French
Title: Enthroned Virgin and Child
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1130
Creation End Date: 1140
Creation Date: 1130-1140
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture-wood
Materials and Techniques: Birch, polychromy
Dimensions: H. 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 47.101.15
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1947
The imposing Virgin and Child represents an iconographic type known as the Throne of Wisdom. The abstract linear character of the carving, the upward swirl of the drapery, and the heavy-lidded face relate this piece to the sculptures of the Cathedral of Saint-Lazare at Autun. The altar is probably a composite of several different contemporary elements. The ciborium, or altar tabernacle, is almost identical to one in the Church of Sant'Andrea at Fiume made by Nicolaus Ranucius. From this structure, also called a baldacchino, hung a receptacle that held wafers consecrated during the Mass as the Body of Christ. The candlesticks are modern reproductions.
AMICA ID: MMA_.47.101.15
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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