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Maker(s):Leyden, Lucas van
Culture:Dutch (ca. 1494-1533)
Title:Madonna Standing on Crescent Moon holding the Christ Child
Date Made:1523
Materials:Engraving, printed in black ink on ivory paper
Place Made:Europe; Netherlands; Holland; Leyden
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 12 in x 10 in; 30.5 cm x 25.4 cm; Sheet: 4 5/8 in x 3 in; 11.7 cm x 7.6 cm; Plate/Image: 4 1/2 in x 2 15/16 in; 11.4 cm x 7.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  recto lwr. l. [in plate]: L; recto lwr. r. [in plate]: 1523; recto lwr. r. (below date) [stamped green ink]: small round collector's mark [illegible]
Accession Number:  MH 2005.13.1
Credit Line:Gift of Lilian M. C. Randall (Class of 1950)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

In the center of the composition is the Madonna holding the Christ Child and a scepter, standing on a small upturned crescent moon; she is surrounded by a mandorla, her entire body encircled by an almond-shaped halo of radiating light.

Christianity; mother and child; moons; halos

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