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Italian, ca. 1853
H. 59”
Original location: On the parapet of the house

Hope is one of the Three Blessed or Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity/love. The anchor beside her is the Christian symbol for hope and steadfastness. This symbol comes from the Epistle to the Hebrews 6: 19, “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…”

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