Segovia Cathedral - Spain - Polychrome sculpture of the Burial of Christ is by the famous sculptor Juan de Juni, meaning John from Joigny, since the sculptor was born in France. He began working in Spain c. 1533. Joseph of Arimathea holds Christ’s head. The Virgin Mary and St. John above her are overcome with grief. Mary Magdalene (holding urn) is to their lower right. Salome (shawl in her right hand) is on the upper left and Nicodemus (shawl in right hand) is to the far right.
Woodlawn Cemetery - New York City, New York - Remembrance Sometimes, the graves of the common people are the most poignant. Her son died as a young boy. The mother built this bench and statue. She came and visited his grave at least once a week until she too died. She is buried beside him.
La Maison Francaise – ‘Friendship between America and France’ -Rockefeller Center - NYC The gilded bronze panel ‘Friendship between America and France’ is by Alfred Jannoit. At the top on the prows of sailing ships are two figures with Paris on the left. On the banner to the left of Paris is inscribed the motto of Paris. ‘Fluctuat nec mergiture’ (Latin for ‘It floats but never sinks.’) New York is on the right with a cityscape behind her. The figures join hands. It is an allegory.