Offered by Antichità Santa Giulia
Haute epoque, design
Round polychrome terracotta sculpture depicting the Madonna and Child
On a blue background, representing the sky, fly five small cherubs with colored wings and nice faces.
In the centre, a haughty but sweet Madonna, dressed in the classic colors of red and blue, delicately supports the Child, placing it on her lap and holding it lovingly with her hands.
The same, dressed in a white tunic, rests his cheek on that of the Mother, and with his right hand plays with the hair of the Madonna.
The pleasant representation, of absolutely classical formation, reveals, thanks to the range and brilliance of the colors used, the attitudes and physiognomies represented a clear "modern" and de-dramatizing interpretation of the traditional subject of Christian iconography.
The work, therefore, even if created with a technique that would suggest more remote times, can be attributed to the 20th century.
Diameter about 78 cm
Signed lower right
60 000 €
1 250 €