Neapolitan Virgin, 18th century

Virgin in polychrome carved wood, eyes in sulphide. These Virgins were used during processions, or in churches, chapels, oratories. They could also illustrate passages from the Bible for the often illiterate faithful and make the Holy Scriptures more understandable. They were wigs, crowned and dressed in a more or less luxurious way according to the city, the village or the individual who owned them.
18th century,
Naples, Italy.

Hauteur: 52 cm. (20,5 in)

Largeur: 23 cm.(9 in)

Profondeur: 23 cm. (9 in)


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