Madonna and Child, polychromed limestone, French XIVc.

Virgin and Child, 14th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

This limestone Madonna’s stance may look a bit odd to a modern eye. Right knee bent and left hip jutting out, upper body tilted back and head bent sharply toward the Christ child on her arm, her body describes an S shape. Fluid and ornamental, the S curve is typical of sculptured figures in the Gothic period.

Virgin and Child
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Madonna and Child, polychromed limestone, French XIVc.