Virgin and Child, anonymous, after 1609

Virgin and Child, anonymous, after 1609

clay, h 17.9cm × w 6.1cm × d 3.4cm More details

After 1609, mass-produced pipe-clay statuettes of the Virgin underwent a revival. In that year, a medieval statue from Utrecht was found at Foy in the Ardennes when an old oak was felled. The miraculous power of the Notre-Dame de Foy attracted countless pilgrims for whom statues such as this one, based on a medieval model, were made as luxury souvenirs.

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