Its pagan fertility goddess imagery used in Christian art.
I completely disagree. If you actually LOOK at pagan fertility images, the physical attributes of fecundity and lactation are grossly exaggerated.
Artemis of Ephesus -- for whom the silversmiths rioted in the streets against St. Paul.
The paintings of the Blessed Virgin nursing simply point out that she really was a mother, with all that implies.
posted on 07/01/2008 7:03:49 AM PDT
(Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
Don't forget about the Venus of Willendorf...she had quite a rack, too!
posted on 07/01/2008 7:56:01 AM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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