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 sweet vintage religious print perfect for a child’s bedroom. The image shows a beautiful angel hovering near two children. The girl is carrying a basket with one arm wrapped protectively around the younger boy. The angel appears to be watching over them as they cross a dangerous bridge perhaps on their way home. It is very sweet.
This is a fantastic example of religious decorative art from Peru. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown holding a young Christ in one arm. Both figures are dressed in elaborate Spanish colonial-era gowns with magnificent fine detailing. The colors are muted reds with bright metallic gold highlights.
The Cusco School (also spelled Cuzco) was a regional art form developed in Cusco, Peru. It was specifically Catholic and flourished in the Spanish colonial era. The style saw a resurgence during the early to mid 20th century.
This is a striking vintage devotional piece. The Blessed Virgin Mother is shown with one arm draped around a young Christ and her veil enveloping them both. Both figures have their eyes closed as they embrace. It is a sweet moment between mother and child.
This piece is ceramic painted to look like wood. The reverse has the original tag indicating that it was handmade in Germany.
Condition: There is one area along the veil that was only lightly painted. We believe this is original to the piece. Please See Pictures.
This is a stunning set of vintage religious prints. It is a matching pair of musical angles after Fra Angelico. Both angels are elegantly poised with their trumpets held high. They each have delicate colorful wings and elaborate halos. The colors are rich and vibrant against a shimmering metallic gold background. Exquisite.
Condition: The prints are sealed in the frames but show some aging. Please See Pictures.