Our Lady of Sorrows

Museo d'Arte Sacra, San Leo, Italy

The Virgin Mary is posed as if looking up at the crucified Jesus, while the swords at her breast symbolize her sorrow and recall the words of Simeon, "thy own soul a sword shall pierce."

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Photographed at the museum by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.