Iconoclasm, Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht.

This damaged relief statue clearly displays the outcome of the type of iconoclastic violence represented in Hogenberg’s print. Today, the blank faces of Mary and the other figures have their own kind of compelling power, testifying to the loss or desecration of a rich and vibrant cultural heritage.

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