Carcassonne Day Two : Carcassonne Citadel (Virgin Mary)


This statue is in the museum at Carcassonne and dates to the fourteenth century, likely from Sienna in Italy. I’m intrigued by items such as this as they would have had enormous emotional and religious relevance to people several hundred years ago and it’s also a particularly attractively designed statue. I don’t have much else of great note to write about this, it just intrigued me and so it deserves a place on this blog to excite and delight my two loyal readers. I didn’t know this until I read it on the information panel for the statue, but the dove in the infant’s hand represents the Holy Spirit.