Virgin Mary Breastfeeding Baby Jesus - Nursing Madonna

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Virgin Mary Breastfeeding Baby Jesus - Nursing Madonna

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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

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

Date & GPS location
Photo taken on March 3, 2010
Quijarro, Potosi, Bolivia
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