The Adoration of the Child

  The Adoration of the Child

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1939
Mary kneels before the Christ-child who lies on the ground, with angels above. White figures on a blue background with flowers arched over the scenes.

medium: ceramic tile
technique: fired
size: 100 cm (height) [approx]
artist (after): Andrea della Robbia

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lampeter, Ceredigion

The design is closely related to The Adoration of the Child, by Andrea della Robbia (after 1477), now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The design is reversed from the the original, and the dove of the Holy Spirit has been added above.

Inspired the vision of St Bridget of Sweden. Christ and the Virgin kneeling on the earth emphasise both their humanity and humility.


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Further reading

Sarah Boss, Interview with Sarah Boss (Lampeter: 27 November 2008).

Martin Crampin and John Morgan-Guy, Imaging the Bible in Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), Reproduction and Tradition: The Renaissance.

  The Adoration of the Child

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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