19 September 2002
An Ivory Figure of 'Our Lady of Sorrows'**
India, Goa, Late 17th Century
Carved from a solid piece of ivory with Mary holding her hands in adoration, wearing a voluminous robe falling in elegant folds from her shoulders, the ivory with a natural brown patina
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
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Compare to a slightly larger figure in Museum of Christian Art, Rachol, Goa, 1993, p. 55, where the figure was identified as Santa Monica but has now been labeled as 'Our Lady of Sorrows.'
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