“Virgin” in polychrome carved wood, 18th century, Naples

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

“Virgin and Child”, 18th century, Italy

Sculpture in painted and gilded wood “Virgin and Child” on its base

inside which is the reliquary with an inscription:

D-Bike. BV-M (di velo Beata Vergine Maria)
“From the Veil Blessed Virgin Mary”