Our Lady of Sorrows

Unknown author17th – 18th century

Lithuanian Art Fund

Lithuanian Art Fund
Vilnius, Lithuania

Our Lady of Sorrows is a depiction of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which symbolises the pain the Mother of God had to suffer seeing the Passion of her Son on the cross. Mary is depicted standing, dressed in white with a blue robe. Her head is covered with a veil or a crown. Her hands are clasped in prayer and there are seven daggers piercing her heart. The first dagger pierced her heart when she saw Jesus being taken at night to the trial; the second – when she saw her Son badly scourged; the third – when she saw the crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head; the fourth – when she met Jesus on the Way of the Cross, the fifth – when Jesus was being nailed to the cross; the sixth – when her Son died on the cross; and the seventh – when she saw his body taken down from the cross. All of this was predicted by Simeon, a priest.


  • Title: Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 17th – 18th century
  • Location: Raseiniai District, Šiluva Parish, Akmenė Village, Lithuania
  • Physical Dimensions: 85 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Wood carving, polychrome

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