Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Sint-Niklaas
Oost-Vlaanderen

Hofstraat

Mariabeeld

Mary and Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Frans Van Haevermaet
1872

Sint-Niklaas /  Mariabeeld   Sint-Niklaas /  Mariabeeld

Description

Stone statue of Mary as Queen of Heaven with Jesus with an Orb.

Signature

van havermaet 1872

Information Sign

stichting kunst in de stad

mariabeeld
frans van havermaet
5 december 1998

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

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°10'1" E 4°8'13"

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