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Model of the Virgin Mary and Holy Women
English: Statuette

Model of the Virgin Mary and Holy Women
Around 1530

creator QS:P170,Q946899


terracotta
medium QS:P186,Q60424

Italy, possibly Modena

This small-scale version of Mary collapsing at the foot of the cross is a model for an over life size sculptural group in the church of San Francesco in Modena. Both were made of terracotta (literally �cooked earth�). The malleability of clay made it ideal for models, which were then fired to preserve them.

Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh, FSA

Collection ID: A.25-1953

This photo was taken as part of Britain Loves Wikipedia in February 2010 by David Jackson.

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