The Holy Mother is welcomed in a garden of roses.

All of nature rejoices at her coming:
fantastical insects and great gray herons draw near;
even the chattering green beetles rush to greet her.
Jerzy Harasymowicz, Madonna z Przydonicy

Mary's hands folded in prayer and her face, a study of concentration, are the focal points of this painting. The Madonna wears a golden crown on her elegantly arranged hair, and her turquoise robe, bedecked with beetles, seems part of the garden scene. Herons, representing a woman of brave spirit, point to Mary with their beaks while the translucent moon adds a whimsical touch.

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