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Māori depictions of the Madonna and Child
The Madonna and Child—Virgin Mary holding her infant son, Jesus—is a subject as old as the second-century Catacomb of Priscilla in Rome. The Byzantine Church, for whom this subject held central importance, developed a standardized iconography for it, and it … Continue reading
Posted in Non-Western Art Tagged Catholic missions in New Zealand, korowai, maori christian art, Maori Jesus, pounamu, tangiwai, tekoteko 5 Comments