Infant Christ Asleep
A figure of a reclining partially draped baby Jesus sleeping and holding an orb in his right hand on a pillow. The pillow has tassels on each corner except one. This sits on a rectangular mahogany base with an ormolu foliate border. The border is cut on a diagonal at one corner. Signed Francois DVO
bronze, mahogany, gilt
Overall: 10 x 13 1/2 x 25 in. (25.4 x 34.3 x 63.5 cm)
Purchased by Mrs, James B. Duke in December 1916 from Lewis V. Simmons for Duke House at 78th Street, New York; brought to Rough Point by Doris Duke in 1959.
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