Woodcarving. Decorated with gold leaf. Polychrome tempera. Antique patina
43 cm height, 26 cm width, 15 cm depth
Autor: Enrique Orejudo Alonso
The Gothic feel great devotion to the figure of the Virgin, in fact almost all Gothic cathedrals devote one of their covers. The songs that Alfonso X "the Wise" dedicated to her, narrated miracles in which the Virgin is involved in some way. The book is a symbol of divine revelation, because God sent his message through the Bible. When the book is closed means the mysterious, unseen; if this open symbolizes the manifest, which is disclosed. So, here Virgin appears as a carrier and a participant, has a book and is the Mother of God, the divine message.