Virgin and Child, so-called Krumau Madonna

ca. 1390/1400



Virgin and Child, so-called Krumau Madonna

In the period around 1400 a type of depiction of the Virgin became established throughout Europe that German-speaking scholars call the Schöne (beautiful) Madonna. This sculpture is one of its most famous examples, combining an idealized image of the Queen of Heaven with that of a loving young mother and with the realism of precise observation in the depiction of the boy. Only traces remain of the polychromy and gilding that once made the statue appear even more ornate. It is generally associated with the courtly art of Prague.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXVI

Object data

Object Name

sculpture; statue; devotional picture


Prague (?)


ca. 1390/1400


Calcareous sandstone, traces of paint and gilding


H. 112 cm, B. 45 cm (auf Höhe des Gehänges)

Basis: 45 × 34 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 10156

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