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Germany
Offenbach am Main
Stadt Offenbach am Main

Hessen

Berliner Straße 308

Maria mit Kind

Saint Mary with Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

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Offenbach am Main /  Maria mit Kind   Offenbach am Main /  Maria mit Kind

Description

Stone statue of St. Mary with child on a console.

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 50°6'18" E 8°44'24"

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