Virgin and Child from the Sainte-Chapelle

The Virgin and Child is a statue carved out of the tusks of elephants, which is called ivory.

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The statue was made some time around the year 1270 in France, and was made for the cathedral (or church) named the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, France. It is forty-one cm tall, and is a sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus.

Some people think this is one of the most beautiful ivory carvings ever made. The statue is now in the Louvre museum in Paris, France.