Macabre Religious Relics: The Nursing Madonna/Virgo Lactans.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nursing Madonna is an iconography of the Madonna and Child in which the Virgin Mary is shown breastfeeding the infant Jesus. The depiction is mentioned by Pope Gregory the Great, and a mosaic depiction probably of the 12th century is on the facade of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, though few other examples …

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