Discover the Grace of Athena: A Timeless Antique Plaster Statue
10 November 2023
8 December 2020
This depiction of Madonna & Child is a captivating rendition of the famous marble sculpture by Michelangelo of the Virgin and Child. Interestingly, Michelangelo’s interpretation differs significantly from the very first representations of the subject. Whilst the earlier versions featured a pious Virgin smiling down on an infant held in her arms, Michelangelo’s depiction shows a toddler perched in her lap.
The size of this beautiful, 18th century Italian carved wood statue, now part of the Brownrigg collection, really shows the piece off to great effect, showcasing a lovely patina and a rich shade of wood. Note how the faces are beautifully carved, enhancing the statue’s character and overall appearance.
This unique piece has certainly aged gracefully! Yes, there are a few visible signs of the passing years, but these really add to its charm. You can find this exceptional carving under our ‘Decorative Items’ category.
With the lockdown scenario changing again, we are excited to reopen in December. We will be continuously adding to our stock, which you can view on our website and our Instagram feed most days. We can arrange deliveries and viewings, being mindful of safe distancing. Please feel free to reach out if we can do anything to help, or if you spot any specific pieces of interest.
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