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Christ Blessing the Virgin

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

c. 1476

Artist:

Martin Schongauer
German, c. 1430/50-1491

About this artwork

This tender interaction between Christ and his mother takes place in a heavenly arbor after the Resurrection. Mary and a trio of angels bow their heads and elegantly pray in response to Christ’s blessing gesture. Although he has assumed the crown of heaven and holds the orb of the earth, Christ’s bare feet peep out from under his robes, hinting at his continuing humility.

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Artist

Martin Schongauer

Title

Christ Blessing the Virgin

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1471–1481

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

160 × 153 mm (image); 164 × 155 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.864

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