Saturday, February 09, 2019

Virgen de África (Ceuta, Andalucía, Spain)

Virgen de África (Ceuta, Andalucía, Spain) , 1651 - February 9

The statue of the Virgin of Africa, patron of the Spanish city of Ceuta in north Africa, is a pietà depicting Mary with the dead Christ in her lap. The absence of such imagery in Byzantine art casts doubt on the story that after Emperor Justinian ga...

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