Glorious virgin

RF004835

New product

In the 14th century, ivory work was one of the most developed branches of the precious arts. This plate worked in elephant ivory is a diptych leaf whose second flap attached to it by hinges has disappeared.

Wall bracket included

Reproduction in patinated resin.

Dimensions
Height: 12 cm.
Width: 6,5 cm.
Depth: 1 cm.
Time: About 1350
Museum: Compiègne - Musée Vivenel
Material: Resin
Editor:rmngp

More details

82 €

- +

 
More info

In most of the diptychs preserved, this representation of the Virgin and Child is a counterpart to that of the Crucifixion. These sculptures, often polychrome and associated with goldsmithing, were mainly intended for private devotion. They were appreciated by an affluent and refined clientele.

The Virgin framed by two angels holding candlesticks is placed under a trilobal arch of which the crawlers, surmounted by two trilobes, are underlined with hooks and a fleuron.

The Virgin dressed in a veil held by a crown supports the Child on her left arm. She is dressed in a dress and an ample mantle of which a part is brought back from the front to under the left arm, drawing transverse folds. His attitude is slightly arched.

The Child has gently put his hand on the mother's chest and holds an apple in his right hand. An angel descended from heaven crowns the Virgin.

This type of representation is known as the " Glorious Virgin " and was a great success at the end of the Middle Ages.

Write a review

Glorious virgin

In the 14th century, ivory work was one of the most developed branches of the precious arts. This plate worked in elephant ivory is a diptych leaf whose second flap attached to it by hinges has disappeared.

Wall bracket included

Reproduction in patinated resin.

Dimensions
Height: 12 cm.
Width: 6,5 cm.
Depth: 1 cm.
Time: About 1350
Museum: Compiègne - Musée Vivenel
Material: Resin
Editor:rmngp

Write a review

 
Comments(0)

No customer reviews for the moment.

19 other products in the same category:

Recently Viewed

Menu