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Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst Skulpturensammlung [M 6]

Virgin and Child with an Apple

http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ImageAsset&module=collection&objectId=866171&resolution=superImageResolution#2505514 (Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Jörg P. Anders (CC BY-NC-SA)

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In Christian thought, the apple is the fruit of original sin, taken by Eve from the snake and eaten by Adam; the apple held by Christ is here a sign of redemption from this sin. Both mother and child are confidently looking in one direction, so that the beholder could seek consolation in the direct blue gaze of Jesus and Mary.

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Glazed terracotta

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57,5 x 43,5 x 17,4 cm (Relief)

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Object from: Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

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