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Figures: concrete, painted white; Terrace structure: rock and concrete
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse 21 Searles Road Behind main building, in terraced garden Windham New Hampshire 03087
Installed ca. 1960
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Hampshire survey, 1994.
Six figures arranged on the various levels of a terraced garden. The figures depict Mary's apparition to the three children at Fatima in 1917. The figure of the Virgin Mary stands on the highest wall of the garden and is dressed in a long tunic and outer garment that covers both her hair and tunic. Her hands are raised and joined together in a gesture of prayer. Rosary beads hang from her hands and a tasseled cord hangs from her cinched tunic. She stands upon a stylized bush and clouds. On the second terrace level the figure of Francesco kneels wearing pants, shoes, a shirt, a jacket and a cap. He folds his hands together in a gesture of prayer. Two sheep, one sitting and one standing, are located near the figure of Francesco. On the third terrace level are the figures of Lucia and Jacinta. The smaller girl, Lucia, is placed closest to the figure of Mary. She kneels wearing shoes, a dress with an overcoat, and a hood over her hair. Her hands are placed together in a gesture of prayer. The larger girl, Jacinta, kneels wearing shoes, a skirt, coat, and a hood. Her hands are clasped in prayer with rosary beads hanging over them and down the front of her clothes. At the lowest level of the garden is a large circular planter.
Religion--New Testament--Mary  Search this
Religion--Prayer  Search this
Animal--Sheep  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Other--Rosary  Search this
Control number:
IAS NH000075
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums