Why Do Mary’s Breasts Look So Peculiar?

Her anatomical strangeness was meant to uphold her perfection

Madonna and Child (1370s) by Paolo di Giovanni Fei. Tempera on wood, gold ground. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image source The Met (public domain)

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store