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In art she is usually shown with the three-windowed tower, and sometimes with a chalice and wafer to symbolise the giving of the last sacrament. On this carving the chalice and wafer are shown at the base of the tower. Eastern France c.1520.
Minor restoration to the crown; split in chest above the book; some old worming to back; old plug in knot hole behind head; left hand lacking.
Velvet-covered stand adds an extra 2" in height to dimensions given.
|Height||57.00 cm||(22.44 inches)|
|Width||20.00 cm||(7.87 inches)|
|Depth||11.00 cm||(4.33 inches)|