A Fabulously RAre Late 16th / Early 17th Century Marble Penitent Mary Magdalene
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A fabulously rare late 16thC - early 17th century marble Penitent Mary Magdalene possibly Italian. With a sad but stern expression of her face and her head hung in sorrow and slightly turned to the right with her hand clutching the foot of the cross . Her drilled waving hair unraveled down her right side and cascading down her back over her robes. The finely carved robes with deep folds hanging off her body. The statue has a number of old damages and of course is missing the crucifix. Originally this would have been part of a large marble altar piece, however the origins of this piece are now lost in time. The statue has a lot of ware and a lovely patina from being touched and rubbed my hands. Several other examples of the Penitent Mary Magdalene can be found in the metropolitan museum in New York including an example by - GIovanni Francesco Rustici (1474–1554), a painter-sculptor much influenced by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). and another example by a follower of the master Rimini 1420–30.
Youngs Antiques has clarified that the A Fabulously RAre Late 16th / Early 17th Century Marble Penitent Mary Magdalene (LA197887) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 16th / 17th Century
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