This sculpture is held as the owner of a small chapel located between the towers that formed the Puerta de Salamanca (in the third near Medina del Campo) housed under the popular dedication of Our Lady of the Snows or of Hope. For the worship of this chapel, the Catholic Monarchs had granted a privilege according to which six maravedís had to be paid for each load of merchandise that arrived from Portugal and settled on Calle de Salamanca during the fairs. Around 1600 the monumental door where the chapel was housed sank without causing personal misfortunes, which meant -according to the chronicles- the miraculous intervention of the Virgin.


  • Title: Madonna with Child
  • Creator: Unknown spanish
  • Date: Early 16th century
  • Location: Medina del Campo, Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: 82 x 51 cm
  • Provenance: Simón Ruiz Foundation, Medina del Campo
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Polychrome wood; gilded tin and lead (crown)

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