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The Virgin of Boixadors

Virgin of Boixadors, 1350-1370

Virgin of Boixadors, 1350-1370

This sculpture of the Mother of God from Boixadors is one of the most notable pieces of Gothic sculpture at the Museum, and a magnificent example of Marian imagery from the whole Gothic period. Maria’s gestures express the tenderness of a mother and Jesus seems to be playing with his mother’s hair: the apparently innocent gesture is also a symbolic evocation of the coronation of Maria. The same characteristic may be observed in the famous Madonna della Cintola by the sculptor Giovanni Pisano in the cathedral of Prato, Italy.

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