European Art
Artist: Unknown

Seated Virgin

ca. 1270–1340

Ivory

17.9 x 9.2 x 5.7 cm (7 1/16 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 in.)
Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896, Fund
1956.17.5
Culture: 
English
Period: 
late 13th to mid-14th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Purchased from Mathias Komor, New York City (June 12, 1956); Yale University Art Gallery (1956– )

Bibliography: 

National Gallery of Canada, Art and the Courts: France and England from 1259 to 1328, eds. Peter H. Brieger and Philippe Verdier, exh. cat. (Ottawa, Canada: National Gallery of Canada, 1972), no. 69, pl. 94.

National Gallery of Canada, L’art et la cour: France et Angleterre 1259–1328, exh. cat. (Ottawa, Canada: National Gallery of Canada, 1972), no. 69, fig. pl. 94.

Dorothy Gillerman, ed., Transformations of the Court Style: Gothic Art in Europe, 1270 to 1330, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1977), no. 21.

Danielle Gaborit-Chopin, Ivoires du Moyen Age (Fribourg: Fribourg, 1978), no. 245, fig. 245.

Neil Stratford F.S.A., “Glastonbury and Two Gothic Ivories in the United States,” Studies in Medieval Sculpture (1983): 208–215, fig. pl. LXXXVIa.

William D. Wixom, “A Late Thirteenth-Century English Ivory Virgin,” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 50 (1987): no. 2, fig. A, B, C.

Richard H Randall, Jr., The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Carvings in North American Collections (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1993), 37–38, no. 9, ill.

Richard H Randall, Jr., The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1993), no. 9.

Courtauld Institute of Art, “Gothic Ivories Project,” http://gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk/index.html (accessed 2014), http://gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk/images/ivory/9086EB64_46fbaa68.html .

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