Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Heidelberg
Stadt Heidelberg

Baden-Württemberg

Schulgasse 2
(Haus Lörinck)

Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Peter van den Branden
1718

Heidelberg /  Hausmadonna   Heidelberg /  Hausmadonna

Description

Barock statue of St. Mary holding Jesus as infant who is impaling the devil with a cross staff. Above the statue, two angels hold a crown.

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:

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Location (N 49°24'40" - E 8°42'26")

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Item Code: debw063; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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