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Virgin and Child in Majesty ("Seat of Divine Wisdom")

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Virgin and Child in Majesty ("Seat of Divine Wisdom")
Alternate Title: Madonna and Child Enthroned
Sculpture
French
,
12th century
Polychromed wood
69.2 x 30.2 x 22.2 cm (27 1/4 x 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
, 1937.29
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Provenance
[Durlacher Brothers, New York, NY, sold;] to Edward Forbes for Fogg Art Museum, 1937.
Bibliography
[Reproduction Only], Magazine of Art(November 1937), p. 671, detail of head repr.

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

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

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