Madonna and Child

This sixteenth-century standing Madonna and Child was originally located in the Chapel of the Confalone, which was destroyed, and so it was moved to another location within San Pietro Caveoso in Matera. The statue is sometimes referred to as the Madonna de Vexillo because of the inscription on its pedestal: ""B.V. Maria de Vexillo."" Although the original polychromy is worn in some places, on the whole the statue is in good condition. Small gold stars decorate the Madonna's blue robes, underneath which she wears a simple red dress tied with a rope. The standing Christ Child, whom she supports on a pillow, raises his right hand in the sign of the blessing and holds an orb in his left hand. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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