Offered by Le jardin des Moines
A drapery of great finesse for this Virgin carrying the Child. Sculpture in alabaster whose back is sketched.
A work from southern Italy, from the 17th century, very precise in its realization. It is inspired by the model of the Madonna of Trapani sculpted by Nino Pisano in the 15th century, then much sought after at that time.
Like the reformists who, during the wars of religion, methodically decapitated the statues of our Churches, this Virgin and Child suffered similar outrages. T
he head of the Virgin could be reattached, but that of the Child remained untraceable.
This statue should remind us of the forces of obscurantism which have always sought to prevent the exercise of the Faith. But these episodes are also fully part of our history, this play reminds us of that.
Dimensions, excluding added base, 30 cm high by 12 wide and 7 deep
Missing the head of the Child, and chips at the neck of the Virgin.
3 200 €