Madonna and Child

Collegiate Church of San Candido
San Candido / Innichen, Italy

The moon under Mary's feet is a nearly universal feature in images of the Immaculate Conception, but it is rare in other Marian portraits. Also unusual here are the scepter and the face on the moon.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.