St. Anne

Wood and polychrome
Transept, Church of the Monasterio de las Huelgas, Burgos, Spain

The figures in the saint's left arm are, of course, Anne's daughter Mary and the latter's son, Jesus. Her long index finger pointing toward the Mary-Jesus grouping could be an adaptation of Mary's gesture pointing to her son in Eastern "Hodegetria" icons and in their Western descendant, Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.