London, South Kensington
6 November 1996
Sold on Behalf of the Trustees
of Aylesford Priory
A carved wood figure of the Virgin
shown standing robed, Her head slightly cast down, Her hands crossed across Her breast, Southern European, probably late 17th or early 18th century -- 48½in. (123cm) high
Allington Castle, Maidstone.
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Later cut down from full length, probably formerly on an integral base, wormed and restored to the lower section, shrinkage cracks.
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