The Virgin Mary Teaching the Infant Christ to Read

  The Virgin Mary Teaching the Infant Christ to Read

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Figures under arcading on a Mothers Union Banner.

support: on textile
technique: embroidery
size: 130 cm (height of banner) [approx]

Church of the Five Saints, Llanpumsaint, Carmarthenshire
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A common medieval image was that of St Anne teaching the Blessed Virgin Mary to read. The scene depicted here does not appear in the canonical scriptures. This banner is a modern variant. Here the Virgin Mother is introducing a (toddler) Jesus to books. The theme is appropriate for a MU Banner, the MU being dedicated to responsible Christian motherhood.




 

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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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