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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, Florence, 15th century
Title
Virgin and Child
Work Type
Painting
Date
late 1430s
Material
tempera on wood
Measurements
Framed: 79.5 x 64 x 5.5 cm (31 5/16 x 25 3/16 x 2 3/16 in.); Unframed: 69.2 x 55.2 cm (27 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.)
Description
In his left hand the Christ Child holds a swallow. Swallows were thought to hibernate during winter in nests of mud. Their re-emergence in spring symbolized the Resurrection of Christ. This painting was probably the central panel of an altarpiece. After the altarpiece was broken up, the work was cut into its present octagonal shape.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Medieval Art
Department: Medieval Art
Provenance: James Jackson Jarves (1884). Mrs. Liberty E. Holden, Cleveland.
Holden Collection
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1916.814_full.tif
SSID
24558362

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