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The Medieval Virgin as Object: Art or Anthropology?

  title={The Medieval Virgin as Object: Art or Anthropology?},
  author={J. E. Ziegler},
Among the statues and groups of the Virgin Mary, there are works of value; however, they were abandoned to devotion, which saw in them only an incitation to piety. It is rather strange that no one has thought of examining them from the point of view of art: It is true that most of these Virgins were clothed with rags often adapted to the fashion of the day, and many of the statues have been mutilated so as to render them more adaptable to these ridiculous costumes.1 
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