Archive for February 5th, 2011

I find this statue to be unusual.


I don’t find her pose to be a natural one, like so many of the ones you find in cemeteries.  I also don’t find it to be symbolically familiar – I’m not sure the angel statues posed in prayer are always “natural,” but the symbolism is clear enough.  What is her foot doing?


There is also the question of what exactly is wrapped around her. My friend initially took it for a shroud, but we revised our analysis to be some sort of a long, flowing veil. Her clothing isn’t very distinct, but it could be meant to represent classical Greek or Roman garb like a lot of statues in cemeteries. Silhouetted against the blue sky and detached from her context in the cemetery, she almost looks like she would be more appropriate floating in water.


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