Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Regen
Lkr. Regen

Bayern

Stadtplatz

Marienbrunnen

Saint Mary's Fountain

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1872/1948

Regen /  Marienbrunnen   Regen /  Marienbrunnen

Description

Statue of St. Mary with Child. St Mary with crown and sceptre, Jesus with an orb and making a blessing gesture. The statue is surrounded by a mandorla.

Inscription(s)

der
jungfräulichen
GOTTESMUTTER
geweiht
von den frauen
und jungfrauen
der stadtpfarrei
REGEN
1872 errichtet
zum brunnen um-
gestaltet 1948
MARIA
versiegelter
brunnen
lass strömen
die wasser
der gnade

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:

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 48°58'12" E 13°7'34"

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Item Code: deby155; Photograph: 17 February 2011
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