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Judith has company

30 Jun

In a quiet little church in Spain …

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… on the back left wall of the nave …

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… stands Judith and an adoring crowd.

Unknown School of Seville., “Judith,” Oil on canvas, 162 x 105 cm, Nave of the Gospel, Chapel of San Bartolomé, Cantillana, Spain

I’m getting a little bit better at this iconography.   Enough to understand that in the lower left corner, Judith is kneeling at the feet of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child because she is the predecessor to Mary.  Then there are cherubs surrounding her head and holding a wreath of … of … oysters?  Must be a Catalonian thang.

Okay, so I’m not really getting any better at this.

see: Roman Villalon, and Captain Jose Alvaro Duran. Inventory of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. Cantillana. Files of the Parish of Our Lady of the Asunción.1997.

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