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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an art term designating the representation of Mary mourning over the body of Christ.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
representation of sorrowing Virgin with dead Christ. [Art: Hall, 246]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.