In carved wood with remains of polychromy and gilding partly marouflaged, back roughened.
Seated on a throne bench in a frontal attitude, Mary carries the Child on her knees slightly offset to the right; large head with elongated face and sharp chin; she is wearing a tight-fitting veil resting on her shoulders and revealing a wavy strand of hair at the temples; the Child, with removable head, would have been holding a book with his left hand, which has now disappeared, and is making a gesture of blessing with the other.
Catalonia, early 13th century
H. 47 cm - L. 18 cm.
Later head of the Child, wooden crown of the Virgin, some missing, side panels and back of the throne bench reported.
M. Carme Farré i Sanpera, El Museu d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1983.
J-B Mathon, under the direction of, Romanes et Gothiques : Vierges à l'Enfant restaurées des Pyrénées-Orientales, Milan, 2011.