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Madonna of Humility  1350

by Guariento di Arpo

Set against a gold background, the Madonna and Child sit enclosed in a Gothic frame with pointed arches and decorative twisting columns. In this single image, Guariento di Arpo combined three traditional pictorial representations of the Virgin. She sits on the ground nursing the infant Christ as the Madonna of Humility, a representation that emphasizes her role as the comp...
Panel: 50.2 × 25.4 × 3.5 cm (19 3/4 × 10 × 1 3/8 in.)
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
Courtesy of The Getty