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Madonna with child and Mark the Evangelist


Madonna with child and Mark the Evangelist

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Title
Madonna with child and Mark the Evangelist
Description

A pair of sculptures representing Madonna with child and Mark the Evangelist. Madonna is wearing a turban and a lovely gown and is holding the baby Christ in an embrace. Mark the Evangelist has with him a book and beside him a lion, one of the four animals of the Evangelists who act as guardians of the four columns on which the world is founded.

Madonna with child: 40.5 x 12.5 x 6 cm
Mark the Evangelist: 38 x 13.5 x 6.5 cm

Provenance

Dutch private collection since 1993 (purchased at Tefaf Maastricht)

Category
Period
Antwerp, ca 1550
Material
Oak with traces of the original polychrome
Signature
Mark the Evangelist is marked with the hand of the St. Luke Guild
Price
Price on request
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