A carved wood Virgin, made in Franconia in the beginning of the 16th century. A large drapery is present in the inferior half of the sculpture. The ovale face shows fine traits, almond shape eyes and a slightly open mouth in a sign of sorrow. The hair is hidden by a veil with two wavy strands of hair falling on the shoulders.
This kind of sculpture is influenced by Tilman Riemenschneider (v. 1460 - 1531), famous german artist active in Würzburg.
Period : beginning of the 16th century
Condition : hands and feet missing
12 000 €