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CTXT 121/122 - Visual Culture in Context I & II: Find Background Information

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"Madonna and Child," by Simone Martini, 1326. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Image from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Simone Martini, Madonna and Child, ca 1326, Tempera on wood.  Via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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