The Madonna Litta print with elderflower, pendant on 49 cm stainless steel chain. Handmade by Nelly.
The Madonna Litta is a late 15th-century painting, traditionally attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. It depicts the Virgin Mary breastfeeding the Christ child, a devotional subject known as the Madonna lactans.
Elder flower is magical and symbolizes good health and prosperity.
The elder was long regarded as sacred, protected by the Elder Mother who lived in its trunk. Many country folk would not cut or burn the wood for fear of upsetting her. Moreover, the elder was thought of as a protective tree – it was believed to keep evil spirits from entering the house if grown outside the door.
Handmade by Nelly and delivered in beautiful organza bag.