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Madonna of the Flowers

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Virgin and Child in Majesty, 1175–1200. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916 (16.32.194a, b) | In medieval sculpture, individual body parts were often accentuated to convey meaning. Here, Mary's oversized hands direct our attention to Jesus, enthroned upon his mother's lap. Hear and watch diverse viewpoints on this sculpture. #MetViewpoints

Virgin and Child in Majesty, 1175–1200. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916 (16.32.194a, b) | In medieval sculpture, individual body parts were often accentuated to convey meaning. Here, Mary's oversized hands direct our attention to Jesus, enthroned upon his mother's lap. Hear and watch diverse viewpoints on this sculpture. #MetViewpoints

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