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Virgin and Child
  • Ercole Ferrata
    born: Pelsoto, Italy ; died: Rome, Italy
  • Virgin and Child, circa 1650
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • bronze, gilding
  • Object Height: 40.7 cm
    Object Height: 16 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1950.0008

Figure, identified as the Virgin, holding figure, identified as the infant Jesus, in her right arm, and is pivoting upon her right foot. The figure indicates an interest in textures by the precise definition of the satin and fur of the Virgin's robe, the knitted material of her dress, and the texture of her hair and skin.