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Passion figure with Star
Passion figure with Star
Five Passion figures adorn the fifteen-foot high front of the Baptistry of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. Carved into the sides of a central pinnacled shaft, the figures carry symbols of joyful and sorrowful mysteries. The shell symbolizes the Baptism, the purification of Christ by immersion. The star symbolizes the Nativity. The dove represents the Pentecost. The lily became the dominant symbol of the Virgin in medieval art. The Chalice symbolizes Christ's Last Supper, the night before his crucifixion. Beige Marble. American, 20th century (1928). 10.5 x 3.25 x 2 inches
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Price: 45.00

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