Figure of the Virgin and Child

On display

Boxwood figure of the Virgin and Child; she stands supporting the Child, who stands on a pillar in classicizing style. Her crown and his halo are of silver-gilt. The figures are set in an oblong octagonal silver-gilt base.

Details

  • Title

    Figure of the Virgin and Child

  • Artist/maker

    Maria Faydherbe (1587 - 1643) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Mechelen (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1630 - 1640
  • Material and technique

    boxwood, silver-gilt; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    including base 16 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    2

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.209

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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015), 34

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