Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mater Dolorosa...

... a few links you might need for today.




The Mourning Virgin, c. 18th Century. Wood carving with gilding, ivory and silver. Housed at the Met.

3 comments:

Old Bob said...

Just beautiful! Thank you, Kat!!

doctoreric said...

Stabat Mater:

www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/BVM/SMDolorosa.html

Anonymous said...

It's hard to find a "mourning"-anything Virgin that is convincing. I dunno, maybe I expect more pathos. The Pieta sets the standard for me.

But the carving here is gorgeous and really tenderly done.

NY Mom