The Burrell Collection is back! #2

I like the objects which you don’t get to see in Scotland, especially religious carvings from Spain and Germany. At the time of the Scottish Reformation, 1560, when Scotland broke from the Catholic Church, around 98% of religious art was destroyed, according to the Second Commandment’s injuction against the worshiping of images or idols. This is German, early 16th century. The Virgin Mary and  remakably uninjured Jesus, just taken down from the cross. Maybe most of the blood has faded over the centuries.

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