Богородица и Младенец {5542}
Virgin and Child
This work reflects Simone's cool, aristocratic style.
Small panel was probably a private devotional object displayed in a noble home.
Gift of the Hanna Fund.
Мемми Л.
Lippo Memmi
Кливленд: музей искусства (1952 )
Cleveland: museum of art
Like any small child, the infant Christ clings to His Mother's clothing.
He also holds a scroll that proclaims (in Latin) His special destiny, "I am the way, the truth, and the light."
Likewise, the star-shaped ornament on the Virgin's cloak emphasizes Her importance.
Called the Star of the Sea, the symbol represents Her guiding role for humanity, as navigational stars do for mariners.
Tempera and gold on wood.
The raised decoration and elegant five-arched molding are original to the painting. To acheive these effects, the artist sculpted the wet plaster of the ground layer before covering it with gold leaf; in a few places this gold leaf has worn off, revealing the white plaster underneath.
№ 1952.110.
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