The Holy Family


after Michelangelo

Sometimes known as the Doni Madonna, the circular painting defies exact interpretation. But certain elements suggest the Mary and Joseph appear to be presenting or giving the Christ Child. A prayer for Epiphany exhorts God to look down in mercy on the gifts of his Church, by which we offer "that which is signified, immolated and received by these gifts, Jesus Christ"; doni is the Italian for "gifts."

Mixed media with gold leaf


8 x 6