Madonna of the Thumb and Christian Objects in Japan

"Madonna of the Thumb and Christian Objects in Japan"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2  December 5, 2017 (Tue) - December 25, 2017 (Mon)

  
Madonna (Madonna of the Thumb) (detail), Formerly owned by Nagasaki Magistrate Office, Italy, late 17th century (Important Cultural Property)

This thematic exhibition will display Madonna of the Thumb, an image brought to Japan by the Giovanni Battista Sidotti (1667–1714), together with other objects related to this extraordinary Italian missionary, as well as images of saints and those portraying the Madonna and Child.

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