The ancient Greeks had a recumbent approach to their (male-only) dinner parties, as I discussed in a previous post: elite men reclined, propped on pillows, to drink, converse, and—sometimes—overindulge. The practice of reclining and dining continued into ancient Rome, but… More»
7 swords, 7 sorrows, 7 tragic events related to Christ’s life and death.
Today is the Feast of the Virgin of Sorrows, and in this illumination we see the seven events in Christ’s life that brought Mary her sorrow.
The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, about 1525 - 1530, Simon Bening. J. Paul Getty Museum.