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Germany
Amorbach
Lkr. Miltenberg

Bayern

Marktplatz

Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

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Description

Polychrome statue of Saint Mary, with crown and sceptre, with Child, standing on a globe with crescent moon and serpent with an apple.

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°38'40" E 9°13'10"

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