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What the hands can tell us in Bellini’s “Madonna and Child”

Apr 17, 2013 2 MINUTES
"I can see a very deep sense of compassion, a mother's desire to protect her child, which she may only be able to do for a short while."

Curator Alison Manges Nogueira on "Madonna and Child" by Giovanni Bellini.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Juan Trujillo

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