Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Würzburg
Stadt Würzburg

Bayern

Neubaustraße 10

Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Balthasar Esterbauer
c. 1700

Würzburg /  Hausmadonna   Würzburg /  Hausmadonna

Description

Statue of crowned St. Mary with sceptre and Jesus with an orb, standing on a sphere and a serpent with an apple in its mouth.

Information Sign

Madonna
von
Balthasar Esterbauer
ehem. Standplatz
Reibeltgasse 3, fam. Oechsner

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 49°47'24" - E 9°55'48")

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Item Code: deby208; Photograph: 27 September 2011
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