The master who produced this sculpture was, in all probability, the same person who carved the figures of apostles decorating the frieze of the high altar in the St James church of Locse.
These figures survived as part of one of the early altars of the church.
One of the earliest finds from Upper Hungary is this representation, the slim and ethereal features of which were, according to an old photograph, further enhanced by the reticulated quatrefoil embellishment of the Virgin's headdress.
The origin of this type can be traced back to France, or to the Virgins with Lion found in Silesia.
In this way, this Virgin and Child from Slatvin serves to prove, among the very few early finds, the high standard characterizing the art of the sculptors working in 14th-century Locse.