Shrine of the Virgin Mary

Circa 1300
Rhine Valley
Oak, linen, polychromy, gilding, gesso; 14½ x 13⅝ in. (36.8 x 34.6 cm.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art

This is the closed state of the shrine, a statuette of the Madonna and Child. See the page for the open state, in which a Throne of Mercy is surrounded by scenes of the Annunciation, Nativity, Magi, Visitation, Presentation in the Temple, and Adoration of the Shepherds.

Read more about the Madonna and Child.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York