Madonna – Immaculate Conception in Indo-Portuguese Collection of National Gallery
pp. 246 - 254
Authors: Alexandra Yaneva
Abstract: Added in 1981 collection of Indo-Portuguese sculpture of National gallery is rare, little investigated and unique in its range in Europe. Going back to 17th century Madonna Immaculate Conception is chosen to be patronal representation of Portugal and later on it is being widespread in Goa, political and cultural center of the metropolis in India. Western European iconography of the Madonna is transformed by indian craftsman in a intriguing way. Collection of National gallery possess several examples that I intend to illustrate this with. Hopefully contribution of my paper will be presenting the phenomenon of Indo-Portuguese style through the prism of one of the most honored figures in Christianity - The Madonna and also starting the investigation of an abundant and a problematic museum collection.
Keywords: Indo-Portuguese Art; Christianity; Madonna; Rare Collections; National Gallery
Received: 02-04-2022 Accepted: 15-06-2022 Published: 30-06-2022
Citation: Yaneva, A. (2022). Madonna – Immaculate Conception in Indo-Portuguese Collection of National Gallery. Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (KIN Journal), 8(1), ISSN 2367-8038, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 246–254. DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.55630/KINJ.2022.080121