About the Image:
The sculpture depicts a seated figure of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child on her lap. The figure is wearing a crown and a long robe, while the child is looking up at her. The sculpture is carved from wood and has a dark patina. The background is a neutral gray color. The style of this sculpture is known as the “seated Madonna and Child,” which became popular during the 15th century in Florence and was imitated elsewhere 1. These representations are usually of a small size suitable for a small altar or domestic use. They usually show Mary holding the infant Jesus in an informal and maternal manner 1. Most sculptors in Spain during the 15th century were of foreign origin, except in Catalonia and Aragon where local masters like Padre Joan created unique decorations for civic buildings and monumental altars 2.