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073. women in mourning

One of the most common sculptures in Recoleta Cemetery is a woman, usually cloaked or shrouded, in mourning. Since Catholicism stresses the role of Mary as mother & wife, a grieving woman has powerful symbolism here. Below are examples which range from tender to downright spooky.

Mourning woman, Recoleta Cemetery

Mourning woman, Recoleta Cemetery

Mourning woman, Recoleta Cemetery

Mourning woman, Recoleta Cemetery

Mourning woman, Recoleta Cemetery

Mourning woman, Recoleta Cemetery

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