Berlinghiero, "Madonna and Child," early 12th century
This painting dates to the 1230s and is one of only two works that can be assigned to Berlinghiero. Madonna and Child is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The painting represents the virgin Mary and Jesus.
The golden background and halos surrounding the heads of the Virgin and Child are common in Byzantine representation of divine or holy figures. I chose this painting because of how great little Jesus looks while Mary looks pretty messed up, especially fingers.