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Head of the Madonna Franciabigio (Francesco di Cristofano) (Italian, Florence 1484–1525 Florence)

Our Lady of Grace/Notre Dame de Grasse - detail, ca 1470, Languedoc, 112×75×38cm, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse. |

The Unburnt Bush icon - based on the miracle witnessed by Moses in the Old Testament. In the book of Exodus, God calls Moses on Mount Horeb from the midst of a bush which “was burning, yet it was not consumed.” The Church sees the Unburnt Bush on Horeb as a foreshadowing of the Most Holy Theotokos, who gave birth to Christ while still while remaining a virgin. The icon shows her holding her divine Son in the midst of a burning bush. Moses is shown to one side, removing his sandals, for that…

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Peter, Saint Agnes, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Lucy, an Unidentified Female Saint, Saint Paul, and Saint John the Baptist, with Eve and the Serpent; the Annunciation, 1385-90, Paolo di Giovanni Fei (Italian, San Quirico, active by 1369–died 1411)

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