Sainte Quintienne

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jul 05 2020

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Category: Europe, Switzerland

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The nuns of Montorge didn’t make only wax heads of angels (see last week’s post), also of saints, preferably saints that had come to a violent end while defending their Faith. The nuns would meticulously carve and paint the wounds on the pale faces of the martyrs, showing the suffering they had gone through before their death.

Photo of the week: Sainte Quintienne, corps de cire 1857, Couvent de Montorge, Expo “Au-delà du visible” at Musée d’art et d’histoire, Fribourg, Switzerland 2004

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