Our Lady Of Toledo
Country : Spain
Year : 1070
There are so many masterpieces of art and beautiful shrines in the city of Toledo, Spain, that a visitor may easily miss the White Virgin; for she is hidden away inside the grilled choir of Toledo’s magnificent cathedral.
The sacred image of Our Lady is a woodcarving of the fourteenth century. Both Mother and Child are clothed in white, their garments bordered with jeweled gold. Their faces darkened by time are framed with curly, strawberry-blond hair.
The statue has also been called the “smiling Virgin of Toledo”; for the Child’s right hand caresses His Mother’s face. She responds with a smile that gives this image its popular name.