Adoration of the Child-Santa Maria Maggiore.
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Title:Adoration of the Child-Santa Maria Maggiore
Notes:This is on the arch of the church. The figure seated above the Christ child is possibly Mary, and is featured again below to the left of Christ, while a more familiar portrayal of Mary appears on the right next to two of the Magi. It is possible the princess figure is portrayal of an Egyptian royal, while it is also possible it is two representations of Mary, indicating Christ as foretold in the Old Testament.
Building:Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Scripture:Matthew 2:1-12
Lectionary links:AEpDy
General Subject:Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Child (Mary)

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Copyright Source:Prof. Lee M. Jefferson,
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
Attribution:Adoration of the Child-Santa Maria Maggiore, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 27, 2023]. Original source: Prof. Lee M. Jefferson,
Record Number:54005 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:19:40 Record Created: 2008-07-08 09:21:39
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition