Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Heidelberg
Stadt Heidelberg

Baden-Württemberg

Hauptstraße 198 (Marktplatz)

Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1749

Heidelberg /  Hausmadonna   Heidelberg /  Hausmadonna

Description

Statue of St. Mary with a lily in her hand and standing with her right foot on a crescent moon and with her left foot she crushes the serpent, which has an apple in his mouth

Inscription(s)

17 VIRO IMMACULATA 49

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 49°24'42" - E 8°42'37")

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Item Code: debw052; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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