Sunday, January 25, 2009

La Muerte

In the town of Daet, Camarines Norte, the Good Friday procession is led by this image of La Muerte. I have, sadly, no further information at this point regarding the origin, age, or provenance of the image, or if its 'cultus'. Suffice to say, I am intrigued. I would venture a guess and say that this was probably a Mexican influence-- the style and iconic representation certainly reminds me of the celebration of the Dia de Los Muertos.


christopher said...

Nothing to do with your post but since I can't find your email anywhere I thought you'd appreciate this eclipse picture in Manila -

Archistrategos said...

An AMAZING photo! Thanks for linking me to it! :D