UNKNOWN MASTER, Flemish
(active 1440-50 in Southern Netherlands)
Virgin and Child1440-50
Alabaster, height 36,5 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent
This alabaster sculpture has been badly damaged over the centuries, yet the surviving fragment still provides a clear impression of the broad and powerful way the sculptor handled the drapery - a typical feature of the 15th century. The study of works like this is not sufficiently advanced for us to be able to give a more specific localization than 'Southern Netherlands'.