Madonna and Child

c. 1400–1410
Location: not on view
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Description

This sculpture belongs to a type known as a Schöne Madonna or "Beautiful Virgin," popularized in central Europe during the late 1300s and early 1400s. The Virgin’s stance adheres to an S-curve as she stands with one leg straight and the other slightly bent at the knee. Her body is hidden beneath long, voluminous, draping garments. These so-called Beautiful Madonnas are among the most popular creations of Bohemian art and were in high demand for churches and private veneration.
Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

c. 1400–1410

Bohemia, vicinity of Freistadt, 15th century

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