This absolutely stunning, larger than lifesize, giltwood carving of Madonna and child is simply unparalleled in quality and presence. This statue is almost certainly form a Spanish church and likely dates from the 17th century. The Virgin and child are both crowned in a fashion that was typical of this period demonstrating regal status. The quality of the gilding is superb with less than normal losses for it's age. The faces of both appear to be peering into your soul as you admire the statue. The quality of the workmanship lends us to believe there is some gesso work below the gilding. This is truly a statement piece that rarely is available on the private market as most of this size and quality are in churches.
80" H x 21" W x 23" D