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Advent 2007: Madonna and Child

Benedetto da Maiano (1442 – 1497)
Madonna and Child, circa 1480
polychromed terracotta
Madonna and Child
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H.

Today's work of art comes from New Hampshire. Remember my friend Mark's wedding in Maine? There are no flights into York, Maine, so I flew into Manchester. I took an early flight, for two reasons. One, I wanted time to stop in Concord to visit the state Capitol. (If it's even remotely feasible, I will do what it takes to visit a state capital.) Two, after I went to the Capitol, I went to a movie theater outside of Concord and saw Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Hey, it was opening week! I had no choice!

Previous Advent posts:

2004: Longfellow, "The Three Kings"
2005: Handforth, A Merry Christmas
2006: All Is Calm, All Is Bright
2007: Barrell, "Who are these who ride by starlight"
Tags: advent: 2007, art: ceramics
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