A fine boxwood carving of the Madonna & Child on the crescent moon. The Madonna is depicted standing on a crescent moon which is placed onto an orb carried by four winged cherubs. She is crowned and veiled, holding the Child on her right arm and trampling the snake, which holds the apple in its mouth, underneath her feet.
Antwerp. 2nd half of the 17th century.
Note: on the back the imprint of old Flemish newspapers can be seen, probably because a previous owner covered the back with the paper to protect the statue against moisture.
Dimensions: height 39,5cm ; maximum width 12cm ; depth 5cm
2 800 €