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January 04, 2017
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.
The covered buttons remind me of the robe (don't know its name) that catholic priests wear. Perhaps the artist was a priest.
January 4, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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).
January 4, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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