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Lot 26: Virgin with Child (Sedes Sapientiae). Carved wooden sculpture with light p
27 October 2016
Barcelona, SpainLive Auction
Virgin with Child (Sedes Sapientiae). Carved wooden sculpture with light polychrome residue.
Because of its size, we believe that this is an image which was used for a portable altar or for domestic use. In accordance with the Romanesque canon, Mary is seated on her throne of glory wearing a crown and veil on her head. The Child sits symmetrically in the centre. The right hands of the Child, which must have been giving blessing, and the Virgin are missing. The statue sits on a small painted and carved wooden altar, in the Romanesque style. Possibly from 18th – 19th century. Altar measurements: 50 x 61 cm. Height of the Virgin: 40,7 cm.