John - can you tell us where this picture was taken? In a church, I would assume, but where? Also, do you know when it was sculpted and anything about the artist?The reason I ask is that my wife and I are slowly learning the treasures of our faith, and she recently started wearing a hat to Holy Mass. This was in preference to a veil or mantilla, as this seemed something hispanic or European, neither of which she is. I was wondering if you'd offer your thoughts.Keep up the good work!
Yes, it's a funeral monument in Santa Maria in Aquiro in Piazza Capranica, just a two minute walk from the Pantheon.See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_in_AquiroIt's likely nineteenth century. Hats are nice, too, just difficult as they are so out of style. In Rome I used to know a girl who for a chapel veil wore an interesting white sort of bakers towel that was folded over. It looked great.
John,May I have your permission to use this as my profile picture on the blog linked here? I write under a pseudonym (for reasons which will be obvious as soon as you look at the blog), but still want a profile picture, and I think this beautiful statue would be perfect.
Yes, you can use it.Angels bless and protect you always!
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