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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Religious Mannequins

These religious figures in the museum of the Church of Saint Roch (Sao Roque) in Lisbon were designed to be displayed with wigs and gowns. I've seen some in Spanish churches, but never in their unadorned state. If I remember correctly, they were made in Italy. The labels in the museum didn't indicate if they were of specific people or saints.

The sole (glorious) male:

His hands:

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