Madonna Benois

The Madonna is intent on playing with her son, her face is that of a child, symbolizing her virginal purity. “Virgin Mother, Daughter of your Son …” Dante writes in Canto XXXIII of Paradise. Little Jesus holds a cross-shaped flower in his hand, also a symbol of purity and sacrifice. Behind him, the window of dazzling light. God is Light that enters through the glass without breaking it, also a symbol of the Immaculate Conception.



Project Details

  • Height 57 cm. Width 42 cm.

  • Engraved golden leaf and enamels on glass