Mary Magdalene Sculpture, 18th century, European. Carved wood, gesso, polychrome and parcel-gilded decoration. Glass eyes.
Mary Magdalene was one of the most popular religious figures depicted throughout the ages. Our carving depicts Mary Magdalene with eyes cast towards heaven in an expression of anguish and virtuosity. She is beautifully carved with fine naturalistic features, hair and robes and inset glass eyes. Painted with gesso and brilliant polychrome colors with parcel-gilded decorative pattern covering her flowing robes.
Measures approximately 17 ½" tall, 12” wide, 7” deep