This is a lovely vintage print of the famous 1487 painting “Madonna of the Pomegranate” by Sandro Botticelli. The scene shows the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus in her lap. Our Lady is surrounded by angels dressed in contemporary styles, and several symbols of the faith are depicted in the scene: roses representing the Madonna, lilies for purity, and books representing scripture.
The Madonna and Christ are both holding a large opened pomegranate in their hands. The pomegranate is a symbol of the resurrection and the hope of eternal life. The red juice represents Our Lord’s blood and suffering, and the seeds bursting from the fruit represent His resurrection. Because of the abundance of seeds contained in each fruit, the pomegranate can also represent the unity of the Church, and the seeds her many believers.
The frame is hexagonal with gesso texturing and a decorative cross.
Condition: The gesso detailing on the frame has cracked with age. Please see pictures.
This is a beautiful vintage devotional wall plaque. The Blessed Virgin Mother is shown holding a young Christ in her arms. Our Lady is holding Jesus in both hands with a bouquet of roses in the crook of her arm. So Sweet.
This is a magnificent vintage religious devotional. It is a sculpted image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding an infant Christ in her arms. Our Lady is wearing voluminous medieval style robes with a shorter veil over long hair. Christ Jesus is shown holding a dove in one hand, representing the Holy Spirit, and a loaf of bread in the other, representing the Holy Eucharist.
This piece has a matt finish with green patina highlighting the details. The reverse is painted gold and there are two holes to allow mounting.
This is a fantastic vintage piece of devotional art. It is a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a toddler Jesus on her lap. Our Lady is sitting comfortably in a chair hugging Our Lord close. This piece is after the famous 1514 painting “The Madonna della Seggiola” by Raphael.
It is in an oval frame, matted and with convex glass. T
Please Note: Similar pieces are often mistakenly referred to as Meerschaum, but most are made French Pipeclay.
Condition: The original backing has been replaced with cardboard. Please See Pictures