Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Alstätte
Kr. Borken

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kirchstraße

Maria

Saint Mary

The mother of Jesus Christ
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Alstätte /  Maria   Alstätte /  Maria

Description

Bronze statue of St. Mary with child, both crowned, with several small figures at her feet.

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 52°7'42" - E 6°54'53")

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Item Code: denw178; Photograph: 17 April 2011
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