Citation"The Virgin and Child
(Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)) , 1943.105,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 22, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/230460.
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A light-skinned woman faces the viewer. She wears a blue hooded cloak. Her features are lifelike and sensuous, with a pink flush in her cheeks, nose, and slightly parted lips. She holds a plump light-skinned baby on a stone platform. The baby gazes at the woman with large blue eyes. He wears a gauzy white garment and holds a pomegranate, which has been ripped open to reveal the dark red seeds inside. Both figures have translucent golden halos positioned horizontally above their heads. Behind the figures are gray stone columns and a view of distant narrow beige buildings with turrets.