“Maria: la terra vergine cercata dagli alchimisti.”
15th century central Italian art
Sculpture in polychrome stucco
h. cm 130
The Virgin is represented seated in a solemn yet natural pose that enhances her majestic and refined beauty. Her crowned head is covered by a white veil that falls down over her shoulders. She is wearing a red tunic and blue mantle which create, on the lower part, an intricate play of drops and folds.
The Child seated on her knee wears a white tunic and holds a sacred text in his hands.
This monumental sculpture is in a perfect state of conservation and in its original polychromy.