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Virgin or Holy Woman

14th century
Black marble, white marble, traces of gilt
Overall: 22 1/4 x 10 9/16 x 5 3/4 in. (56.5 x 26.8 x 14.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Although an inscription (partially damaged) decorates the lower front edge of the seat on which this figure rests, her identity remains uncertain. The technique of combining polished black marble with white marble inlay is found on tombs, altars, and other liturgical furnishings in The Netherlands and France.
George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
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