14 December 1999
A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME CARVED IVORY GROUP OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD
GOANESE, 17TH CENTURY
On an integral oval polychrome carved ivory base.
8.3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high
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Lisbon, Fundaao Calouste Gulbenkian, A Expansao Portuguesa E A Arte Do Marfim, 25 Jun. - 15 Sept. 1991, p. 55, no. 74.
Another example of polychromy similar to the present piece is illustrated in the catalogue of an exhibition in Lisbon (loc. cit.).
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