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Friday, November 26, 2004

Piet�

As a theme in Christian art, depiction of the Virgin Mary supporting the body of the dead Christ. Some representations of the Piet� include John the Apostle, Mary Magdalene, and sometimes other figures on either side of the Virgin; but the great majority show only Mary and her Son. The theme, which has no literary source but grew out of the theme of the lamentation

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