Antique Statue of the Virgin Mary and Child C.1870-1900

Polychrome, Gilt Wood
D200 x W450 x H960 mm

19th century hand carved, polychrome and gilt wood figure of the Virgin Mary and Child. Fully carved in the round with the Virgin Mary holding the sceptre in her right hand and the baby Jesus holding the 'Globus Cruciger'. The cross is representative of Christ and his sacrifice, while the orb represents the world. Together, they symbolize the triumph of Christ over the world. The head of the Virgin Mary is adorned with her original crown. Likely French.

The Globus Cruciger has been a Christian symbol of authority since the Middle Ages, used on coins, in iconography, and with a sceptre as royal regalia.

Pictured with Italian altar celestial starburst with angelots c.1850

  • Category
    Decorative Objects
SKU: 23EA107
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European Antiques & Furnishings (est 2004) is a specialist dealer in 19th and 20th-century European Antiques with an accent on predominantly French, English, Belgian, Swedish and Italian furniture and decorative items.

Meredith’s four showrooms are based in her home/showroom villa at 21 Ariki Street in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Due to my business being in a residential area, viewing is by appointment only. (This is a council regulation). Please don’t let this deter your visit, you are more than welcome to come and browse at your leisure.

In addition to the Grey Lynn showrooms, retail stores have been opened with Francis Hooper and Benny Castles of WORLD. The stores offer a selection of hand-picked European mid-century and antique decorative items as well as the most exclusive beauty and skincare brands from around the world.