Madonna of the Candle (200 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)
- Categories: 101 - 200 Pieces, 18th Century, 201 - 300 Pieces, Irregular Edge, Level 2, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Spring, Summer, Travel
- Type: 201-300 Piece Puzzles
Madonna of the Candle also known as Madonna and Child, was completed by Carlo Crivelli in 1490.
It was originally part of a triptych in the Cathedral of San Domenico at Camerino on the high altar, but it was damaged by the devastating earthquake that destroyed the cathedral in 1799.
In spite of the mutilations and retouches that significantly modified its appearance over the course of the 19th century, the painting is a source of considerable fascination to art historians.
The Madonna, her face an oval of unnatural perfection and her slender hands a model of sophistication, offers the Christ Child a pear, possibly symbolizing the sweetness of Redemption. The two figures are set beneath a trellis of woven branches whose fruit alludes to Christ’s Passion and death. The candle, held on the step by a drop of wax, and the vase of flowers and fruit on the step are intended to look like offerings from the observer, who is thus prompted to interact more closely with the image.
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers and Renaissance art lovers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the subject of the painting, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
- Includes Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
- Number of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: 200
- Completed Puzzle Size: 15" X 5"
- Artist: Carlo Crivelli
- Serial #: NP21-200-417
- Wood Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Modern
- Difficulty: Level 2
- Made in the USA