Depictions of the Virgin and Child have been popular in art since the High Renaissance period (1480-1530). These works often portray Mary as a young mother, wearing the turban favored by peasant women, and often combine iconographic themes of joyous motherhood and sorrowful premonition of Christ's death. Joos van Cleve's painting from ca. 1525 is an example of this type of artwork. Other examples include Elisabetta Sirani's Virgin and Child and a surviving upper half statue from the Getty Museum.
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