This month’s puzzle depicts a seated figure of the Virgin Mary and the Christ child in front a kneeling man [Fig. 5].
The Virgin Mary is squeezing her right breast as if she is suckling the naked child. The kneeling man is tonsured. He wears a white habit and carries a crozier.
What subject does this scene show?
Roundels and other single panels of this period typically depict a range of subjects, including stories from the Old and New Testaments, the lives of saints, and tales from ancient history and classical literature, such as Homer’s Odyssey. Moral themes can also appear.
The solution can be found at the foot of this month’s Features section.