Virgin And Child In Majesty  (
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1937.29
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Virgin and Child in Majesty ("Seat of Divine Wisdom")
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Madonna and Child Enthroned
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
12th century
Culture
French
Location
Level 2, Room 2440, Medieval Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Polychromed wood
Dimensions
69.2 x 30.2 x 22.2 cm (27 1/4 x 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Provenance
[Durlacher Brothers, New York, NY, sold;] to Edward Forbes for Fogg Art Museum, 1937.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
Accession Year
1937
Object Number
1937.29
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Ilene H. Forsyth, The Throne of Wisdom: Wood Sculptures of the Madonna in Romanesque France, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 1972), pp. 148-150; pp. 197-8 no. 102; figs. 178-81

Jane Hayward and Walter Cahn, Radiance and Reflection: Medieval Art from the Raymond Pitcairn Collection, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1982), p. 114, no. 41

[Reproduction Only], Magazine of Art, (November 1937)., p. 671, detail of head repr.

Evelyn Stevenson, "An Afternoon at the Fogg", Cambridge Chronicle (October 5, 1972)

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted