Sunday, August 11, 2013

For From the Lap of the Mother...

Madonna del Libro by Sandro Botticelli, 1483

A statue of the Madonna and Child in the Church of Badia in Sansepolcro, Italy, has an inscription under it that says:

"From the lap of the mother shinest the wisdom of the Father."

I could not find a photograph of this statue, so turned to Botticelli for help to illustrate this beautiful thought.

I learned about the statue in Richard Cork's The Healing Presence of Art: A History of Western Art in Hospitals.

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