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St. Elizabeth, the Virgin Mary, the Child Jesus and St. John the Baptist

<p><em>St. Elizabeth, the Virgin Mary, the Child Jesus and St. John the Baptist</em> anonymous French artist, first quarter of the 17th century, tempera on ivory. Coll. Dr. Jes&uacute;s P&eacute;rez Rosales collection.</p>

St. Elizabeth, the Virgin Mary, the Child Jesus and St. John the Baptist anonymous French artist, first quarter of the 17th century, tempera on ivory. Coll. Dr. Jesús Pérez Rosales collection.

This exquisite ivory piece is an object of devotion which represents the Madonna and Child, St. Elizabeth and St. John as a child, based on Jesus’ childhood and which aims to illustrate an encounter between Jesus and Mary and St. Elizabeth and St. John when they fled to Egypt.

The setting is an exterior, next to a stone wall in ruins. Maria’s serenity contrasts with the joy of the child upon receiving his little cousin. Overall, the work exudes an atmosphere of grace and joy.

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