Maria Lactans

Maria Lactans

A breastfeeding Madonna with Child has been seen throughout history as a symbol of God’s love for humanity.

Here are some of my favorite Maria Lactans:

Michaelangelo

Michaelangelo

Netherlands, early 16th century

Netherlands, early 16th century

Jan Gossaert

Jan Gossaert

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Look familiar?

 

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  1. bernardeena 24 December, 2012, 06:12

    What lovely pictures. Thank you for sharing

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