The Virgin Mary, immaculately conceived, descends from heaven, a sickle moon beneath her feet. Engraving by F-E-A. Bridoux, 1845, after B.E. Murillo, ca. 1650.
- Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban, 1617-1682.
- Pub.d the 15th of Jan.y 1845
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The angels at the feet of the Virgin hold palms, olive branches and lilies. The blade of the sickle moon juts out from under her dresses, representing the triumph of her conception over the sublunary Earth of Catholic-Aristotelian cosmology
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