Madonna of the Rose Bower Christmas Card

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Beautiful Christmas card depicting Our Lady with the Child Jesus surrounded by joyful angels in a rose garden. The image is from a painting of Stefan Lochner, he represents the Virgin as "Queen of Heaven" seated in a rose garden, symbolising the heavenly Eden, under a canopy with red curtains held apart by angels. Her crown and medallion are symbols of her virginity. Christ holds an apple, a symbol to signify him as the New Adam. 

The painting is heavily infused with symbols of innocence and purity, including the red and white roses. The red roses and strawberries, by their red color, reference Christ's forthcoming Passion. Mary sits before a curved stone bench, around which grow lilies, daisies and strawberries, with an acanthus flower blooming to her left. 

Above her is pictured God the Father and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, together with God made Flesh sitting on her lap, Lochner has pictured the dogma of the Trinity. This arrangement of God above her also reinforces Mary's divine motherhood.

Available as a pack of 5, or as an individual card.

Message inside reads: 'With all Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year'.

Size: 16 x 11 1/2 cm