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La madonna che conduce la macchina

There’s a church in Bibbiena in which one of the madonnas has had her baby Jesus stolen. Unfortunately, the way she’s holding her hands makes it look as if she’s driving a car, not holding a baby, so I renamed her mentally to la madonna che conduce la macchina. 🙂

It just a shame I had forgotten my camera that day – this posting would have looked so much better with an illustration…

Interestingly, the next day we went to the museum in Arezzo to look at their Etruscan stuff, and they had a whole collection of tiny statuettes all looking exactly like the madonna. I wonder whether they were also holding kids originally, or did the Etruscans have cars in the 6th century BC? 😉

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