Wooden articulated “Virgin and Child”, 16th century, Italy

Articulated wooden sculpture “Virgin and Child”.

Delicate representation of the Virgin and Child in fruitwood.
The smooth and dynamic composition shows an ideal of beauty: a face with finely sculpted eyes, a long straight nose, well-defined lips.
The Child is worked as a painter’s mannequin would be.

Remains of gilding and polychromy.

Total height: 90cm.

16th century

Liguria, Northern Italy


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