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A rare relic figurine of the Virgin and Child.

Artist

Malines

Year

circa 1500

Price

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Price

11500

Price

On Request

Size

9

x

30

cm

Frame Size

x

cm

Work

Sculpted in walnut.

Carved in full round and with integral base.

At the front of the base a round hole to hold relics.

The figure is marked at the bottom with the three poles of the Mechelen coat-of-arms, sign of the Mechelen sculptor's Guild.

Also marked with a hand, but this is probably of later date.

Full round sculpted statues of the Virgin and Child are quite rare in Mechelen, mostly these have a flattened back and separate oakwood bases.

The relic base underneath is also unusual. On the back of the statue we see a flat wooden stick at half height, probably this is flattened later on, most likely it used to be some sort of a handle as we see on paxes.

We like to thank Michael Rief of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen for this advise.

Provenance: Collection Carl von Weinberg (1861-1943)

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