Virgin and Child; Man of Sorrows
Allegretto di Nuzio, also called Allegretto Nuzi, Italian (active Fabriano and Florence), first documented 1345, died 1373
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The infant Jesus holds a goldfinch. Fond of eating thistles and thorns, the bird is often shown as a reminder of Christ's later suffering at the time of his death, being forced to wear a crown of thorns.
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