BYZANTINE SCHOOL; XIIth CENTURY: The Virgin and Child. The Madonna is seated on a throne, and upon her lap stands the Infant Savior. On the shoulders of the dress of the Virgin is a golden star, emblematic of the Star of the East. Upon the right arm of the infant is perched a gold-finch, indicating the Holy Spirit, and in his right hand he holds an ear of wheat, the emblem of the Bread of Life. On panel and gold-ground. 2' x 3'8. [P. 5.]
Catalogue of the Carolina Art Association, published by the Art Committee. Charleston, S.C.: Steam Power Press of Walker, Evans & Co. 1858.