Ecclesia and Synagoga

Wood, polychrome
Chapel of the High Constable, Burgos Cathedral, Spain

The two figures are placed at the left and right edges of the altarpiece. Ecclesia is young and gazes up toward the Crucifixion scene at the center of the altarpiece. Ecclesia is old with eyes cast down and blindfolded. The book in her hand that she cannot see is the Old Testament, which Christian commentators interpreted as all about Christ.

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