Sunday, October 14, 2012

Angel of the Spear

This photograph was made in Rome, about a month ago. It is one of the beautiful angel statues on the Ponte Sant'Angelo (Bridge of the angels). This pedestrian bridge is a meditative walk, flanked by angel statues, each one carrying a symbol of the Passion of Christ. (His suffering and death.)

This one, The Angel of the Spear, is made by Domenico Guidi, from his teacher's (Bernini) design, towards the end of the 17th century.  It has the inscription "Vulnerasti cor meum" which means: "You have ravished my heart" (The Song of Solomon 4:9)

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