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Life-size Italian Processional Madonna Late 18th/Early 19th Century
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Life-size Italian Processional Madonna Late 18th/Early 19th Century

A rare and beautiful example of an early Italian Processional Madonna.
Late 18th Century/ Early 19th Century.
This wonderful adaptation of the Virgin Mary has the most delicate and refined life-like features.
Her arms are articulated for a variety of poses. She sits almost reclining, and would have been dressed in magnificent fabrics to be paraded through the Town or the City only once or twice a year on important religious dates.
To survive in this condition is rare.
To be so finely modelled with such serene features and deep aqua blue eyes - rarer still.
A truly wondrous collectors piece, and an incredible piece of devotional art.
Approx 4ft 9” in body height.

This item has been sold. We only sell antiques but we are able to source similar items on occasion. Please contact us if you loved this piece and we will see if we can help!

Width40cm (1′4″)
Height72cm (2′4″)
Depth134cm (4′5″)
Reference No.QSW6X

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