Romanesque Virgin

Hindu goddess Parvati with her son Murugan
31 de January de 2018
Virgin from an altarpiece
5 de February de 2018

Ref. 470
NORTH OF CATALONIA (probably GIRONA). Late XIII century
Height: 43.5 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 11.5 cm

Walnut wooden sculpture representing the Virgin, following the Byzantine prototype of “Theotokos” (Mother of God)), understood as “Sedes Sapientiae” (Throne of wisdom). In this iconography that we found from the 5th century in Byzantine art we can see Mary seated in a rigid and frontal way, appearing as the throne of the divine Son.
The representation without crown but with a great mantle, that the Virgin subjects raising the right arm, is very peculiar. This gesture can be interpreted as maternal protection and at the same time as the reception of the Son, which leads this sculpture to the Gothic.
The sculpture has lost the child and almost all stucco and polychrome, less on the left side of the head and in some corners.
It is mounted on a base of methacrylate.

Price: 5.000 €