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Czech Republic
Bartošovice v Orlických horách
Královéhradecký kraj

Road 311, near nr. 22

Madonna

Virgin of Mercy

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1750

Bartošovice v Orlických horách /  Madonna   Bartošovice v Orlických horách /  Madonna

Description

Stone statue of Mary with child in rich clothing, a kind of sheltering-cloak Madonna. The head of the child is broken off.

Inscription(s)

MaLa
DereLLe,
bona
reposCe
Chronogram 1750.

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:

Tags

Location N 50°9'44" E 16°33'2"

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Item Code: czkh003; Photograph: 3 September 2012
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