Christmas: Virgin, child and two dragons

This was carved in the later Templar era in about 1280. It’s a German statue showing the Virgin and child enthroned – a very common Catholic image. Underneath the throne are two dragons. Nothing in medieval art is without allegory and meaning. This refers to the Book of Psalms that says:

“Thou shalt walk upon the asp and basilisk and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and and the dragon.”

Virgin and child and two dragons

Virgin and child and two dragons

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