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This font for holy water was in a model seventeenth-century Acadian house on the grounds of a historic gardens in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

If you click through and look at Jesus up close, doesn't he seem strange? Otherworldly in an unexpected way, as if the painter had a vision of Jesus of the fishes, or Jesus as a curl of smoke, or Jesus whose body is a shroud, about to be lifted away.

Holy water

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/859732.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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sartorias
Aug. 18th, 2017 09:50 am (UTC)
How odd--sort of a flame being.
asakiyume
Aug. 18th, 2017 11:26 am (UTC)
Yeah! I wonder if it's typical of the times.
pigshitpoet
Aug. 18th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
yes
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