La Madre de los Dolores
Church of Santa
de la Asunción,
Our Lady of Sorrows (Eyes heavenward, praying hands; beige
Wood, gesso, paint; glass eyes, no lashes, bald; sculpted
of tongue; fabric garments; approx. 5 feet tall.
The sculpted feet are visible at the hem. The custodian
entire statue is flesh colored beneath the clothing. The
are pinned together tightly so as to reveal only the Virgin's
bald forehead. The hands hold a white handkerchief. Pain and
strongly expressed in the face. The skin is very finely done
and has a
life-like sheen, though in some places it has been banged
the gesso and a dark pattern in gold and red.
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