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The proportions that were used by the painted are also quite interesting. There is no doubt that the canvas is divided into two unequal parts: the upper one, which depicts Mary, Jesus, angels, and the lower one, which depicts the material world. Even though all objects in each part are depicted proportionally related to each other, the upper part figures are bigger. This might mean that the author wanted to stress the supremacy of the spiritual world over the material. In addition to that, angels are made smaller than Mary and Jesus, reflecting their place in the divine hierarchy. What is more important is that the proportions of the body of little Jesus are adjusted: little children have oversized heads if compared to the rest of their bodies. however, there is not such disproportion in the painting, which shows that Jesus is not an ordinary child.