Christ with St. John and Our Lady of Sorrows

Wall painting
Church of St. Michael, Taufers, Italy

Our Lady of Sorrows, with the seven swords in her heart, is also the subject of a statue on the road to the church. The portrayal of Christ as a man naked but for a toga-like wrap and holding a stalk is quite unusual. St. John is identified by his beardless face, the book, and the tradition of having him and Mary flank images of Christ.

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