"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions." -Psalms 51:1
Mary is shown holding the body of Christ soon after the Crucifixion. This painting may also be interpreted to be of the angel who strengthened Christ in Gethsemane. In both interpretations, the angelic figure represents each of us and our deep love and awe of the Savior’s mercy and grace.