As the mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary is considered particularly holy in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches. Loyal, gentle, pure, she is revered as both a virgin and a mother.
Virgin and Child
About 1680 - 1689
Silver and silver-gilt; engraved, soldered and raised
Museum no. M.36-1952
Copper-gilt with cast and applied figures
Museum no. M.459-1956
Museum no. 68-1899