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LOT 0421

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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 9,330 - 11,660
USD ($) 9,990 - 12,490

Sold for (Inc. bp): £5,460

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ANGLO-NORMAN YORKSHIRE SANDSTONE RELIEF OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD
CIRCA 1150 A.D.

A fragment of a carved sandstone relief or colonnade; image of Virgin Mary modelled in the half-round with Jesus seated on her left knee; Mary wearing a wimple and loose robe, her left hand holding the child's waist; columns with decorative curtain detailing, the arms of the chair with barleytwist modelling; series of shallow sockets to Mary's right-hand side, right lower leg and elsewhere; mounted on a tiered wooden base. 11 in, (8.09 kg total, 28 cm high including stand). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
West Riding, Yorkshire, UK.
Private collection of a UK gentleman.
Christie´s, London, 29 April 1980, lot 35.
Accompanied by an academic report by Dr Raffaele D'Amato.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11240-189585.

LITERATURE:
See Zarnecki et al., English Romanesque Art, London, 1984; Turnock, J.A., Landscapes of Patronage, Power and Salvation: A Contextual Study of Architectural Stone Sculpture in Northern England, c. 1070-c. 1155, Durham theses, Durham University, 2018, fig.C.5, Virgin and Child relief from York Minster.