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2016 - Niue 1 NZD Madonna Litta - Proof

Producer:Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska)
Catalogue number:NISP2016ML
Denomination:1 NZD
Silver Fineness:Ag 999/1000
Weight:28,28 g
Dimensions:40 x 40 mm
Mintage (pcs):999
Packaging:gift box, certificate
Date of Issue:05/2016
Our price:€ 187,10 inc. of VAT
Availability:on request

Madonna Litta Silver Proof Coin

A silver collector coin of the "Masterpieces of Renaissance"

A numismatic series presenting the most outstanding works of Renaissance painting

The Mint of Poland, inspired by the artistic legacy of the greatest painters in the world, is proud to present a new silver coin from the series „Renaissance Masterpieces”. This exclusive collectible is devoted to one of the most distinctive masterpieces of the Renaissance era – the painting ‘Madonna and Child”. Due to its high cultural and numismatic value, this precious souvenir will enchant all connoisseurs of art, and hence – become the highlight of every collection.

  • miniature replica of a great Renaissance masterpiece eternalized in pure silver
  • timeless religious theme of Marian veneration
  • two-sided selective gilding alluding to the original frame of the painting
  • decoration with high-end digital printing
  • beautifully designed presentation case
  • highlight of every collection
  • great gift idea

Madonna and Child, also known as Madonna Litta, is one of the most beautiful depictions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, created to honor the Mother of God. This remarkable masterpiece is a 42×33 cm tempera painting executed between 1481 and 1499. The work of art took its name from the House of Litta, a Milanese noble family who in 1865 sold it to Alexander II of Russia. Today the masterpiece is housed in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Due to subtle gradation of shadowing and tone, smoothness of surface and distinctive composition, the painting is traditionally attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. The devotional subject of the masterpiece is the Virgin Mary nursing the infant Jesus. Both figures are set in a dark interior with two arched windows providing a wonderful view over a picturesque mountainous landscape. Divine Infant holds a goldfinch in his left hand – a symbol alluding to his future Passion.

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