Book Virgin Mary

Giovanni Battista CastelloEnd of XVI century

Fondazione Accorsi - Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative

Fondazione Accorsi - Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative
Torino, Italy

The work represents the Virgin Mary reading while next to here Jesus Child and Saint John Child are playing in a crib. On the ground, there is a little lamb drinking while next to it, there are also a stick and the cartouche "Ecce Agnus Dei", typically related to Saint John. The work was realized by the Genovese artist Giovanni Battista Castello and the staging on the background could be interpreted as a reference to the empty Holy Sepulchre and then to the Christ Resurrection.


  • Title: Book Virgin Mary
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Castello
  • Date: End of XVI century
  • Physical Dimensions: 20 x 25
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Museo di Arti Decorative Accorsi - Ometto, Torino
  • Medium: Tempera on paper

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