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Madonna-Relief

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1662

Passau /  Madonna-Relief   Passau /  Madonna-Relief

Description

Relief depicting crowned Mary with child, sitting on a throne and flanked by a soldier with a cross and a woman with a lily.

Inscription(s)

DVLCIs MarIa
Chronogram for 1662

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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Locatie (N 48°34'27" - E 13°27'47")

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