21 May 2018

Madonna on a Crescent Moon

This is a small XVIII century or perhaps earlier figure of Madonna with Child.
Beautifully polychromed and visibly worn.
Carved in a most darling manner - the wide coat, the style of the hand, the crescent moon, all so lovely.

The expression is that of an old aunt saying:
Didn't I tell'ya, Just keep on loving and everything's gonna be alright...

“Detail of a miniature of God creating the sun and moon.”, Bible historiale, f. 5v by Guyart des Moulins and art by “The Master of the Bedford Hours, and the Master of the Cite des Dames according to Meiss,…”, Paris, France c. 1420 via The British Library, Public Domain
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