Indiana University Indiana University IU

Browse the collection

Virgin and Child

Title Virgin and Child
Date Late 15th or early 16th century
Medium Oak with traces of pigment
Dimensions Overall: 33 x 13 x 9.5 in. (83.8 x 33 x 24.1 cm)
Base: 1 5/8 x 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (4.1 x 28.6 x 21.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Grete Sultan, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 2009.88

Share this artwork!

About this Work

This sculpture may have been produced around Kalkar, a town in northwest Germany near the Dutch border where a woodcarving school flourished around 1500. Artists there were known for their unique treatment of eyes (almond shaped with prominent eyelids and brows) as well as their preference for carving in oak. This sculpture was once incorporated into a choir screen, a partition placed between the chancel and nave in medieval churches.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

Viewing Information
This artwork is currently on view.


Request this Image
The Eskenazi Museum of Art provides images of its collection, free of charge, upon request. This artwork is under copyright protection. You can request the image and it will be emailed to you when the request is complete.

Cite this Page
"Virgin and Child | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.