These wonderful mini Madonnas & child originate form a never finished church project from the Limousin region of France. They are more than 100 years old unpainted and a little battered, as you can see the Madonna on the left has lost her Fleur de Lys but still holds on to her child...
They were found in a small brocante in Northern France were they were rescued from a pile of other chalk materials
There are other figures as well as these two Holly Marys which will be made available in our Etsy shop in a few weeks
These are very rare pieces and are sought after specially in North America and Australia as they perfectly symbolize the "old world" with its cultural influences firmly rooted in the past, now long overtaken by new beliefs and aesthetic.