Pietà with Saint Nicholas and Saint James the Great


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Images of the Virgin Mary holding her deceased son in her lap often graced public and private chapels, hospitals, and cemeteries as commemorations of the dead. While Saint Nicholas and Saint James were patrons of many hospitals, the small size of this group suggests private use, arguably by members of a family that looked to the holy figures as their personal patrons.

Pietà with Saint Nicholas and Saint James the Great, Limestone, French

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