Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Warburg
Kr. Höxter

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Am Markt

Marien-Brunnen

Mary Fountain

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1934

Warburg /  Marien-Brunnen   Warburg /  Marien-Brunnen

Description

Stone statue of Mary with child on a globe with the text AVE MARIA, standing in the center of an octagonal basin.

Inscription(s)

On the basin edge:

dir gottesmutter zur ehr sei dieses bild geweiht. du deren kind umspannt weltall und ewigkeit.
gestiftet von kaufmann heinrich urban errichtet 1934.

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 51°29'7" E 9°8'48"

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Item Code: denw140; Photograph: 23 January 2011
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