A 19th Century carved pine niche figure of the 'Madonna of the Goldfinch'
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A 19th Century carved pine niche figure of the 'Madonna of the Goldfinch'
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A 19th Century carved pine niche figure of the 'Madonna of the Goldfinch'
The Virgin modelled in standing pose holding the Christ Child, He in turn holding the goldfinch, upon an integral mound base, the reverse uncarved and hollowed-out, 100.5cm, (39.5") high

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  • The goldfinch is associated with the Christ Child as its red spot was mythically caused by Christ's blood spilled at the Crucifixion, thus the bird is seen (especially in the Northern European tradition) as a foretelling of His death.
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