Statues - Hither & Thither



Grande Rue
(Église Saint-Pierre)

La Vierge à l'enfant

Saint Mary with child

The mother of Jesus Christ

A. Durenne (Paris)
19th century

Mont-Saint-Michel /  La Vierge à l'enfant   Mont-Saint-Michel /  La Vierge à l'enfant


Cast iron statue of Mary and Child, in the Durenne catalogue listed as 'Vierge dite de Saint-Louis ou de Saint Sulpice' (Planche 642, 1875).


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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:

Sources & Information


Location (N 48°38'10" - W 1°30'35")

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Item Code: frbn062; Photograph: 4 August 2015
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