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Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

c. 1400–1410

Lindenwood with polychromy

Overall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1959.339

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This sculpture belongs to a type known as a Schöne Madonna or "Beautiful Virgin," popularized in central Europe during the late 1300s and early 1400s. The Virgin’s stance adheres to an S-curve as she stands with one leg straight and the other slightly bent at the knee. Her body is hidden beneath long, voluminous, draping garments. These so-called Beautiful Madonnas are among the most popular creations of Bohemian art and were in high demand for churches and private veneration.

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