Fourteenth Century Sculpture Found in River

June 18 2020

Image of Fourteenth Century Sculpture Found in River

Picture: Artnetnews

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A sculpture of the Virgin Mary has been pulled out a river on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Some experts believe the sculpture to date to the fourteenth century.

The fisherman who found the sculpture gave the following interview:

“I noticed the stone was square—which is odd in a river,” the fisherman, Fernando Brey, told local newspaper La Voz de Galicia. “And then I looked at its lines, at the cape and at the shape of the head. And I said to myself: ‘There’s something here.’”

Curiously, lots of medieval swords end up being discovered in river beds either due to ferry accidents or ritualistic offerings. Mud and silt help preserve them in relatively good condition.

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