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The Virgin Mary Breastfeeding Jesus Infant - Nursing Madonna

This is a rare image where you can see Mary's breast shedding drops of her milk.­ Notice also that Jesus has an adult face, not a baby face.­

This painting is exposed at the Casa Nacional de Moneda museum in Potosí (Bolivia).­ If you know its origin or have more information, please post a comment or email me.

The Nursing Madonna, or Madonna Lactans is a Christian iconography of the Madonna and Child in which the Virgin Mary is shown breastfeeding the infant Jesus.­ For more info about the Nursing Madonna, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Nursing_­Madonna.

For more photos and information about the Casa Nacional de Moneda in Potosi, read the album description.

Route Quijarro, Potosi, Bolivia