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|Type||Tempera on canvas transferred from wood|
|Dimensions||17.5 cm × 1 8 cm (6.9 in × ??)|
|Location||Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg|
Its name comes from the Conestabile family of Perugia, from whom it was acquired by Alexander II of Russia in 1871. The Tsar presented it to his consort, Maria Alexandrovna. Since then, the painting has been on exhibit in the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg.
The painting portrays the Madonna holding the Child while reading a book. In 1881, when the picture was moved to canvas, it was discovered that in the original version the Madonna contemplated a pomegranate (symbol of the Passion) instead of the book.
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