The Testament of Mary Symbols & Objects

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The Rabbits

The rabbits in the image that Mary remembers from the day of Jesus’ crucifixion symbolize the innocent people of the world.

The Bird

The caged bird from the day of Jesus’ crucifixion represents cruelty.

The Man

The man with the caged bird represents human nature’s strange obsession with violence and cruelty.

Statue of Artemis

This statue of Artemis represents the opposite of the Christian religion that Mary’s son came to fulfill. Artemis is a pagan god. It is ironic that the mother of the Son of God finds it easier to tell her experiences to a pagan statue than her to son’s followers.

A Chair

To Mary, this chair is a representation of her husband. She refuses to use the chair or let anyone else use it. As she says, “It belongs to memory, it belongs to a man who will not...

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