Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Jesus Meets His Mother on the Way to Calvary

First half of the 16th century
Oil on canvas
Museum of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

This moment on the way to Calvary is memorialized as Station 4 in the Stations of the Cross. As usual, Mary wears a red robe under a blue mantle, although given the subject the artist has omitted the customary star on the mantle.

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