Our Lady of Sorrows

19th century
Boggsville Historic Site, Las Animas, New Mexico/Colorado

A sword piercing the heart is the primary attribute of this iconographic type. It is also common for the figure to be portrayed holding one or both hands against the breast.

This is one of a number of santos that Ramalda Luna Boggs collected in the 19th century for the Boggs home in Las Animas, which was then a part of New Mexico but is now in Colorado.

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