AUTHOR: Ettore Ferrari
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The composition created by the Roman sculptor Ettore Ferrari has as its protagonists a woman crying on a sarcophagus, at the bottom, and an angel with wings spread over the top. The female figure was at the time criticized for being excessively lascivious and because she was posing: the woman’s body, which represents pain, is in fact wrapped in a large cloth, softly abandoned on the catafalque covered by a drape and on the sarcophagus where the portraits of members of the Lugo family. On the scene, an angel dominates with an olive branch in his hand, a symbol of hope.