Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Würzburg
Stadt Würzburg

Bayern

Neubaustraße 14

Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1716

Würzburg /  Hausmadonna   Würzburg /  Hausmadonna

Description

Statue of St. Mary sitting with Jesus in her arm; at her foot a child with a lamb.

Inscription(s)

HoC op VseXornat
gratâ rosa MystICa fronDe
robore prInCIpIVM et fInIs
DeVs Ipse Coronat
Chrongram for 3432 (2x1716)

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°47'24" - E 9°55'49")

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Item Code: deby209; Photograph: 27 September 2011
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