Spanish-Philipine, 18th century
Elephant’s ivory, carved and polychromed wood, natural hair, eye glass, giltsilver
19 3/4 H inches
The spiritual purity of Mary embodied in an almost childlike image, with an infinitely sweet face and a clean and innocent look. Quiet but on the verge of moving, her skin of an impossible but warm whiteness, of a perfection only typical of celestial beings. This is how the Immaculate One is presented to us, looking directly at us with a compassionate and loving expression, masterfully translated into ivory by the wise hands of a great artist.