Nuestra Señora de los Dolores

  • Unidentified, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, ca. 1675-1725, carved and painted wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.55

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Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows) is based on a Gospel verse in which Mary learns that her son would die for the sins of mankind. When she presents the infant Jesus in the temple, she is told, “And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thought may be revealed” (Luke 2:34-35). The fluid lines of the Virgin’s robe lead the worshiper’s eyes to her hands clasped in prayer.

Title
Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Artist
Date
ca. 1675-1725
On View
Dimensions
14 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (37.8 x 18.4 x 14.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Religion – New Testament – Mary
  • State of being – emotion – sorrow
Object Number
1996.91.55
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