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Merry James: Ten Bizarre Facts About Madonna And Child

by | 30th, March 2009

ALL hail the Madonna and child. Historians will note than in no two pictures of the child the same. Madonna had many children, all different, all unique and special.

10 Bizarre Facts About Madonna and Child:

* In Filippo Lippi;s Madonna and child, the child was a Thai boy called Pix.

* The Madonna and child at Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, Israel, features Madonna with local child celebrity Daniel The Spaniel the boy who thinks he’s a dog. Daniel still holds the world record for having his tummy tickled.

* Jörg Breu the Younger’s painting of the Madonna and Child featured Madonna holding the world’s first Barbie Doll.

* For the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland, the artist was forced to black up Madonna with soot and go shopping for a small black baby, which due to the recession were in short supply. The town held a charity auction and enough money was raised to buy one. When the portrait was finished the boy was stuffed and mounted as a curio. A Golly Wogscziki bought the piece and began selling miniaturised versions.

* The Black Madonna of Barcelona has been played at various times by Ronadlinho, Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o and Real Madrid captain Raul.

* The Golden Madonna of Essen was made when a real-life women and baby were dipped in gold and left to “set”. A small hole was left in Madonna’s mouth through

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