Enthroned Virgin. Ref.177
Enthroned Virgin. French Catalonia - Maria Lactans
Rare wooden polychrome Virgin and Child from the Fenouillèdes region representing Virgo Lactans. Before this discovery, only 3 medieval nursing madonnas were known in the Pyrénées Orientales. Our Virgin is distinguished by the quality of its execution, the preservation of its polychromy and a known origin. Mary is seated on the throne with a gentle and mysterious air. The Child on his knees holds the Book on and raises the index and middle fingers of his right hand.
This piece has kept its original polychromy, the throne has a decoration of red and yellow bands known in Occitania. The precise origin of the work will be given to the purchaser.
Bibliography: Vierges à l'enfant médiévales de Catalogne - Marie-Pasquine Subes et JB Mathon 2013, Romanes et gothiques: Vierges à l'enfant restaurées des Pyrénées Orientales JB Mathon 2011.
Medium: Polychrome wood
Size: Height 50cm
Period: 14th century
Condition: Good condition. Small visible lacks
Price: 19 500€