Woman Illuminated by the Oculus, Pantheon, Rome, Italy
Woman stands illuminated by the oculus of the ancient Roman temple of the Pantheon in this photograph. She is at the crux of a cross formed by white bands. She stands isolated from others who are obscured by or emerging from the darkness. A white line leads from the central figure to the woman walking with her child. The fertility symbolism is echoed by the painting of the Virgin of the Girdle, to the left.