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Lost wax, cast in one piece. Interior hollow, natural greenish patina
Late 16th Century
Size: 23cm high, 20.5cm wide – 9 ins high, 8 ins wide
These images were intended to be looked at, and it was equally believed that the images themselves had ‘eyes to see’. A history of the first Dominican order written by Gérard de Frachet before 1269 stated that: ‘in their cells they had before their eyes images of the Virgin and her crucified son so that while reading, praying and sleeping they could look upon them and be looked upon by them with eyes of compassion’.