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The Niccolini-Cowper Madonna, Raphael, 1508

One of the most entertaining depictions of Christ in art.
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Christ is often shown in some act of nursing, whether he is reaching for the breast, nursing or asleep with a full belly.  Here is Jesus reaching for his mother, but look at his face.  Pardon the expression, but this is little-baby drunk Jesus!  He has already had his fill! 

As he reaches for his mother's breast, she ever politely holds her hand to her chest, as if saying: "You've had enough little man."

This is Raphael.  He had that great ability to make are fun.

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