Úvoz 161/22: U zrcadla

Madonna and Child, Uvoz, Prague

Madonna and Child with the attributes of Justice: stucco decoration on the facade of the house ‘U zrcadla’ (The Mirror), dating from 1729.

Enthroned beneath a gilded baldachin, the Queen of Heaven cradles the Christ child. He holds an orb and – less traditionally – a pair of golden scales, while the blindfolded cherub on the right clutches a sword. The twin emblems of power and impartiality appear frequently in allegories of Justice.