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Sculpture: Bronze on Stone.
Madonna (it. Madonna, "Virgin Mary") - the traditional for Italian and Western European art in general the image of the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus (less often - without him). Often these two are accompanied by John the Baptist, St. Anne or other saints.
The earliest image of Mary with the baby Christ is found in the Roman catacombs of Priscilla. Similar iconography was common in pre-Christian times (for example, women with a baby in their arms liked to depict sculptors from Tanagra).