Friday, June 1, 2012
I saw this angel standing beside the entrance of the building of the Matrimonial Tribunal of the Catholic Church. One of his hands was holding a basket that seemed to be full of round things. The other was holding a string with a fish hanging from it.
It wasn't exceptionally beautiful but this was the first time I've seen a statue of an angel with a fish and a basket. I could not keep my eyes off it. It aroused my curiosity and interest.
Why was it holding a fish?
What was inside the basket?
What was the message of the sculptor?
Was this connected to the phrase "fishers of men?"
Anyone care to interpret this work of art?