Wax twosome

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jun 28 2020

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Category: Europe, Switzerland

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Two women’s wax heads waiting to be completed with a wealth of hair and a long dress. And then to become flying angels or maybe even the Virgin Mary.
But that was in the 18th or 19th century when they were fabricated by the nuns of Montorge. With their wry mouths, I wouldn’t have been surprised finding their spitting images among the nuns of the convent.

Photo of the week: Couvent de Montorge, wax heads, 18th-19th cent., Expo “Au-delà du visible” at Musée d’art et d’histoire, Fribourg, Switzerland 2004

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