Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The original of this famous 19th century work was "Quasi Oliva Speciosa in Campis" by Niccolò Barabino. The title is taken from the book of Sirach and translates: "As a fair olive tree in the plains" (Sir 24:19). Our Lady is seated in a garden with the Child Jesus surrounded by olive branches and the Prince of Peace holds a branch.
Read about Our Lady of the Olives HERE.
".....the title "Our Lady of Olives" comes from the Bible and the symbolism of the Olive Tree in the Scriptures. Especially from the book of Sirach which speaks about Wisdom as a "fair olive tree in the field".
Taken from HERE.
Posted by Micki at Wednesday, February 10, 2010