Early Madonna Head with Glass Eyes
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Directory: Archives: Fine Art: Sculpture: Clay: Pre 1900: item # 353237
Please refer to our stock # 9993 when inquiring.
Sally Rude Antiques and Fine Art Gallery
At Toscoga Antiques Market
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
|Offered here is a beautiful terra cotta sculpture of a Madonna head, early, possibly 18th century. Much of the paint remains, as do the original glass eyes. You can see in the pictures where there has been some deterioration that was later stabilized, and it all feels pretty solid now. She is really very lovely. Her head tilts slightly to the left in a graceful pose, and she has not quite a smile on her face. Her eyes look at something we don't see. This is a calm piece. It has a calming effect too. It is the right size to hold in your hand, cupping the back of the head, and contemplate who she is, where she's been, and what she means to you. 4.5" high on the stand. probably Italian.|