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Inmaculate Conception

Description

This figure of Mary, mother of Jesus, rests on an octagonal base (attached to a dowel pin). At her feet are three angels’ heads, an inverted moon, and cumulus clouds. The figure is vertical and front-facing, with the right leg slightly bent, creating a subtle contrapposto.

She wears a cape that loosely drapes all around her, and the imperial crown. Her head is tilted slightly to the left, showing the features of a young woman with long wavy hair falling across her shoulders and back. While she gazes downward, her hands are clasped over to the left, in a prayer position.

This is an extremely dynamic piece, thanks to the position of the hands and the head, while the folds of the cape and tunic lend significant volume.

 

Details

  • Title: Inmaculate Conception
  • Category: Esculturas de bulto redondo
  • University: University of Cádiz
  • Authors: Seguidor de Alonso Cano
  • Chronology: 1701-1750
  • Technique: Carving. Assembled. Gilded. Polychrome. Flesh colour. Estofado.
  • Dimensions: 83 x 21 x 21 cm. (con corona y peana); 53 x 23 x 17 cm. (sin corona y peana)
  • Stock number: 191971
  • Location: Faculty of Medicine, Cádiz
  • Ownership: University of Cádiz

Bibliography

Bibliography

CORDERO GÓMEZ, Margarita; BARROS CANEDA, José Ramón & AGUAYO COBO, Antonio. Registro de Patrimonio Cultural de la Universidad de Cádiz. Cádiz: Universidad de Cádiz, 2013.



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