Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Honfleur
Calvados

Basse-Normandie

Quai de la Quarantaine (Porte de Caen)

La Vierge à l'enfant

Saint Mary with child

The mother of Jesus Christ
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Honfleur /  La Vierge à l'enfant   Honfleur /  La Vierge à l'enfant

Description

Stone statue Mary with child, which makes a blessing gesture and has an orb in his left hand, in a niche in the façade of the Porte de Caen.

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 49°25'15" E 0°14'1"

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