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France
Obermorschwihr
Haut-Rhin

Alsace

Place de la République

Immaculée Conception à Sainte-Marie

Saint Mary Immaculate Conception

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1877

Obermorschwihr /  Immaculée Conception à Sainte-Marie   Obermorschwihr /  Immaculée Conception à Sainte-Marie

Description

Gold painted statue of St. Mary on a column in the basin of a fountain.

Inscription(s)

Zur
dankbare Erinnerung
die Pfarrkinder von
Obermorschwihr
1877
O Maria
Helferin
der Christen
Bitt für uns

Annotation

In 1855 a cholera epidemic broke out and made ??about thirty victims, but then stopped as suddenly as it began. The villagers then erected in 1877 this statue of the Virgin, still surmounting the fountain.

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

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Location (N 48°1'5" - E 7°17'44")

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