Depictions of the Virgin and Child have been popular in art since the High Renaissance period (1480-1530)[1]. These works often portray Mary as a young mother, wearing the turban favored by peasant women[2], and often combine iconographic themes of joyous motherhood and sorrowful premonition of Christ's death[3]. Joos van Cleve's painting from ca. 1525 is an example of this type of artwork[3]. Other examples include Elisabetta Sirani's Virgin and Child[2] and a surviving upper half statue from the Getty Museum[4].

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