A Gothic Burgundian polychrome oak Madonna

Image of A Gothic Burgundian polychrome oak Madonna

A polychrome oak figure of Mater Dolorosa or the Mourning Madonna, probably formerly part of a small Golgotha group of the late 15th century region of Burgundy. The sense of arrested movement, envisaged by an austere countenance, whose portrayal of liveliness arrives only by subtlety through the articulation of deeply carved and suspended draperies, is tantamount to the climate of Burgundian sculpture of the late Gothic period.

The sculptureā€™s judicious stature and sharp folds makes for dramatic effect in proper lighting, resulting in a modestly carved yet emotionally palpable work-of-art.

Approximate size: 33.5 cm