Very beautiful Virgin with the child called "Mechelen doll" in carved walnut early 16th century.
The Virgin has a round face, with a convex forehead and almond-shaped eyes. She is wearing a long wavy hair surmounted by a "bead wrapped trimmed with pearl".
She is wearing a pleated dress with a deep neckline.
Mary carries the baby Jesus on her right arm. This one is wearing a long tunic. The child gently clings to his mother's hair
This charming statuary group carries on the back the mark of the weapons of Malines with the three pals.
The round, childish faces, the long curly hair worked with little tools and the dress with square neckline are characteristic of Malinois art.
Missing the right hand of the Virgin and the left hand of the child
The Victoria and Albert Museum keeps a similar Virgin (see photo)