Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Heidelberg
Stadt Heidelberg

Baden-Württemberg

Fischmarkt 4
(Haus Traitteur)

Hausmadonna (Maria vom Siege)

House Madonna (Mary Victrix)

The mother of Jesus Christ
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Heidelberg /  Hausmadonna (Maria vom Siege)   Heidelberg /  Hausmadonna (Maria vom Siege)

Description

Polychrome statue of St. Mary and child, both with crown and the child with an orb. Mary stands on a snake.

Annotation

The statue "Maria vom Siege" refers to the contra-reformation.

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

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Location (N 49°24'44" - E 8°42'33")

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Item Code: debw050; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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