Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Turnhout
Antwerpen

Begijnhof
(Begijnhofkerk)

Maria met Kind

Mary and Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

c. 1665

Turnhout /  Maria met Kind   Turnhout /  Maria met Kind

Description

Stone statue of St. Mary and Child, both with crowns, St. Mary with a scepter and the child witj an orb, above the entrance of the church of the Begijnhof.

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:

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°19'35" E 4°56'35"

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