The Immaculate Conception

Painted and gilded wood | 78.6 x 34.5 x 19.2cm | c. 1770

Ignaz Günther

The Christian doctrine of the Immaculate Conception maintains that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from sin, ready to be the pure vessel for Christ's birth. Depicting such an abstract idea required specific imagery. The moon beneath the Virgin's f...
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