School of Timoteo Viti
Madonna del Soccorso

Circa 1506
Albani Diocesan Museum, Urbino, Italy

This is the iconographic type known in Galicia as Nosa Señora do Socorro, in which the Virgin Mary brandishes a weapon to defend a child from a demon. See our study of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the Spanish Socorros for further information.

View this image in full resolution. Read more about Soccoro images.

Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.