Elżbieta Musialik

Elżbieta Musialik

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Taft Museum's "Virgin and Child", Paris, about 1260-80.  One of the most important surviving medieval ivories,  produced for Saint-Denis,  birthplace of Gothic architecture and burial site of French kings. With her right knee bent to support Christ, the Virgin’s pose reflects the shape of the elephant tusk from which it was carved.   In 1811 following the French Revolution, this confiscated  treasure was sold, and the Virgin’s original gold-and-jeweled crown and emerald brooch were lost.

"Virgin and Child", Paris, about One of the most important surviving medieval ivories, produced for Saint-Denis, birthplace of Gothic architecture and burial site of French kings.

1275-1300 (Met) This monumental ivory carving is one of the largest to survive from the later Middle Ages. Weighing nearly eleven pounds, the sculpture retains much of its original paint. The tender depiction of the infant Jesus touching the chin of the Virgin as she plays with his foot is of Byzantine origin.

Madonna and Child, French c. 1275 - 1300 - had to pin this because I love the pose with the child reaching up to mothers face

Enthroned Virgin and Child, ca. 1260–1280  French; Paris  Elephant ivory with traces of paint and gilding

Enthroned Virgin and Child Date: ca. Geography: Made in Paris, France Culture: French Medium: Ivory, traces of polychromy & gilding