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Limestone, with Traces; Onto the Fens

Limestone, with Traces   Stoic, the fourteenth-century Mary in limestone robes with limestone head.   Baby Christ looks like a newly born rat, grasping arms and legs,   daggery claws. An object of worship needs nothing but the gesture   of history. Mary possesses a peculiar stolidity, her skull almost protruding   through her skin. […]

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