Here is a KPM plaque hand-painted with the iconic scene of one of the Renaissance artist Raphaels most sublime masterpieces. The Virgin Mary holds the infant Jesus while Saint Barbara and the early Catholic Pope Sixtus kneel in adoration of the holy child. At the bottom edge are the two most famous cherubs in the worldbased on actual children Raphael observed while he was painting and included.
The oil painting itself is one of the great treasures of the world. Attributes such as luminous, serene, majestic and harmonious come to mind. It was originally commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II in honor of his late uncle, Pope Sixtus IV.
The painting is one of the most storied and beloved objects of art in the world, and the Berlin artist who here translated it into porcelain has recreated its splendor. This is an extremely impressive porcelain plaque in a gilt frame that is eleven inches by thirteen and one-eighth inches. The plaque is eight and a half by ten and three-quarters and dates before WWI.
The frame is relatively new and could be replaced with something finer and more suitable, but it is acceptable and in good condition. The plaque has no damage and is in excellent condition, a work of art in its own right. The item "KPM Berlin Plaque Raphael Sistine Madonna Porcelain Virgin Mary Jesus Angels" is in sale since Monday, November 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Other Antique Ceramics". The seller is "toaf" and is located in South Bend, Indiana.
This item can be shipped to United States.