1275-1300 (Met) This monumental ivory carving is one of the largest to survive from the later Middle Ages. Weighing nearly eleven pounds, the sculpture retains much of its original paint. The tender depiction of the infant Jesus touching the chin of the Virgin as she plays with his foot is of Byzantine origin.
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Bronzino; Madonna with Child and with the Infant St. John the Baptist (detail)