Author: N / A
Created: late 18th – early 19th century.
Material / technique: oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 49x35 cm.
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus is a depiction of the Blessed Virgin Mary according to the stories of the Gospel about the holy motherhood of the Virgin Mary, because she was chosen to be the earthly mother of the Son of God and to experience his Passion for the sake of the salvation of humanity. The Virgin Mary is depicted standing on the globe with the crescent sickle under her feet and the Infant Jesus on one of her arms. She wears long clothes, her shoulders and sometimes head are draped in a robe and her head is covered in a veil. She has a crown and the stars are on her crown or a halo, which symbolises her exclusive position in the kingdom of heaven and her chastity. Jesus wears a long robe, sometimes he has a crown; he holds a cross in one hand and gives a blessing with the other hand.
Reference: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 140.
Published: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 141.