The trouble is, we have to take the word of the forensic science men and women who make these sculptural or pictorial representations that they are accurate.
A Facebook report on Church Militant's entry features a depiction of Our Lady, taken from the image of Christ from The Shroud of Turin.
Of course, it is obvious when one thinks about it; the Son must resemble the Mother and the Mother the Son.
I cannot find any further information on the background to this report but here is the image, a stunning image, I think you will agree.
And I find it quite plausible that this is a reasonable representation of Our Lady.
|What can you see in this face?|
Purity, Love, fear, apprehension, unparalleled goodness?
Of course, wherever Our Lady has appeared in the world she has been seen as being Japanese in Akita and as a Pyrenean girl, short and stocky in the manner of St Bernadette, in Lourdes.
It is also reported that St Bernadette tried to take the Church to task over the images that were created in the aftermath of Our Lady appearing at Lourdes as she knew that the tall, willowy figure could never have graced the grotto which is less than five feet in height.
But, I find this depiction absolutely breathtaking and, whether it is an accurate portrayal or no, it is surely a great portrait of Mary, the Mother of our God.