Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Amorbach
Lkr. Miltenberg

Bayern

Marktplatz

Mariensäule

Saint Mary's Column

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1675

Amorbach /  Mariensäule   Amorbach /  Mariensäule

Description

Sandstone statue of Saint Mary with crown and the Child Jesus blessing, in front of a mandorla of beams, standing on a high column.

Inscription(s)

On the base:

bitt fuer uns
o allerseligste jungfrau
MARIA

On the column:

Ecce Foedus
Pacis


S. Maria
Succurre Nobis

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:

Sources & Information

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Location (N 49°38'41" - E 9°13'12")

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