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1. Record Number: 9056
Author(s): Williamson, Beth.
Title : Liturgical Image or Devotional Image? The London "Madonna of the Firescreen" [The author examines this midfifteenth century panel of Virgin and Child and argues that it was intended for devotional use. The viewer would be drawn to contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation through subtle reminders like the breast milk of the Virgin and the Christ child's genitals. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Objects, Imafges, and the Word: Art in the Service of the Liturgy.   Edited by Colum Hourihane .   Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2003.  Pages 298 - 318.
Year of Publication: 2003.