The Immaculate Conception

Sicily, first half of the 18th century
Diocesan Museum, Piazza Armerina, Sicily

As in typical Immaculate Conception images, the Virgin stands on a crescent moon with a dragon beneath her feet. But the artist has not provided the usual background of stars and sun.

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Photographed at the museum by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.