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Naglergasse 3 (1.)

Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Giovanni Giuliani
1705

Wien /  Hausmadonna   Wien /  Hausmadonna

Description

Stone statue of St. Mary Immaculate Conception, standing on sphere with a snake (with an apple in its mouth), carried by some putti.

Inscription(s)

Immakulata
von
Giovanni Giuliani
seit 1705 im Haus Naglerg. 3

Depictions of Saint Mary

Saint Mary, as the mother of Jesus Christ, has a central role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic veneration of her as the Blessed Virgin Mary has grown over time both in importance and manifestation, not only in prayer but in art, poetry and music. She is usually depicted as a beautiful young woman, with a (blue) mantle. In the majority of the depictions she is having the Infant Jesus in her arms or on her lap.
Attributes of Saint Mary: The Infant Jesus sometimes has some attributes too:

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 48°12'35" E 16°22'5"

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