Thursday 31 July 2014

Virgin of Sorrows

The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, has launched a public appeal to acquire Pedro de Mena's Mater Dolorosa (The Virgin of Sorrows) ca 1670-5. This bust is a masterpiece of wooden carving, delicately painted and with glass eyes and glass teardrops. The eyelashes are made from human hair. The Museum has already raised a substantial amount of money, but requires a further £85,000 by the end of September to secure the purchase. The Virgin of Sorrows is currently on display in the Fitzwilliam’s Spanish & Flemish Gallery (CLICK).


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