St. Ann at the Met

So this is St. Anne, the mother of Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the Metropolitan Museum in New York city, she's only one of many compelling figures from the Middle Ages. My attention was first drawn to her because of her dress, and her sweet but arresting gaze. Then I saw that she was almost a European version of those Russian nesting dolls. She holds a tiny adult Mary, who holds an even tinier Jesus. I wonder how many people walk by, without noticing that.