Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Paderborn
Lkr. Paderborn

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Michaelstraße 17
(Augustinerchorfrauenkloster)

Madonna mit Kind

St. Mary with Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1719

Paderborn /  Madonna mit Kind   Paderborn /  Madonna mit Kind

Description

Statue of St. Mary with her feet on a crescent moon and a serpent, the serpent is impaled by the cross the child is having it its hands.

Inscription(s)

Congregatio B.M Vriginis
Hoc Ædificium Sub Pr&#aelig;sidio Virginis
Sine Labe Concept&#aelig; Ad PromoVendum
Eiusdam MaIorem Cuttum EXtrui CuraVit.
sIt DoMVs Ista tVo VIrgo sVffVLta faVore
eXtrVCta obseqVIIs non nIsI
VIrgo tVIs

The last three line are a chronogram for 1719

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 51°43'12" E 8°45'12"

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Item Code: denw398; Photograph: 12 September 2015
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