On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Madonna and Child

This lovely Mary and Jesus resides embedded on a side altar in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy. I have no idea who the artist is.

I love Jesus' yellow outfit with all the buttons. Impractical baby-wear, for sure, but very stylish.


Ray Barnes said…
The covered buttons remind me of the robe (don't know its name) that catholic priests wear. Perhaps the artist was a priest.
Yes, it's a little like a cassock. Mine is black but I would love a yellow one! Perhaps the artist is telegraphing some theology about who Jesus is (both king and priest).