Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas


This ivory carved shrine with Virgin and Child is
from the north of France, around 1250.

In the Cloisters, New York City.

The January theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Photo of the Year."

16 comments:

VP said...

A precious and beautiful relief.
Merry Christmas! Buon Natale!

Stefan Jansson said...

There was a recent survey in the paper. People in Sweden celebrate Jul for the food, the get together and the gifts. The religious part of it is gone. God Jul!

Kate said...

Such artistry. Lovely post for today. Happy Holiday, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

That isn't half bad for the XIIIth century. Merry Christmas Jack.

Birdman said...

Merry Christmas!

Ed said...

Merry Christmas, Jack. I need to visit the Cloisters.

Sharon said...

Merry Christmas!

Sylvia K said...

I've always wanted to visit the Cloisters, your capture is the next best thing!! Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas, Jack, and start preparing for a very Happy New Year!!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jack!

Bob Crowe said...

I like the interplay of their eyes. The guy to the right, though, looks like a Catskills comedian.

Randy said...

Lovely. Merry Christmas.

Kay said...

That is a LOT of ivory - and is beautiful, especially for its age. But I have to admit I'm inclined to agree with Bob Crowe's Catskills comedian comment.

Merry Christmas, Jack!

Halcyon said...

Lovely! What a work of art!! Hope you had a great Christmas with family and loved ones. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice!

JM said...

What a wonderful shrine (despite the fact how sorry I am about the elephants).

William Kendall said...

It is beautiful work.