The Virgin and Child in a rosary, 1500
About the object
This delicate statuette is on a par artistically with larger artworks in wood or stone. It is made in the tradition of the sculptor Niclaus Gerhaert, whose works were known nationally. The pedestal and rosary were made at a later date. The recycling and reworking of fine images of worship from the Gothic period that featured the Virgin Mary was common during the Baroque.