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France
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon
Morbihan

Bretagne

Quai d'Orange

Notre Dame des Flots

Our Lady of the Waves

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

Fonderies de Tusey (Meuse)
1889

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon /  Notre Dame des Flots   Saint-Pierre-Quiberon /  Notre Dame des Flots

Description

Cast iron statue of Mary with Child.
Model "Vierge mère d'Overbeck" (Pl. AB, no. 1) from the catalogue of the Fonderie Tusey (L. Gasne).

Inscription(s)

N.D.
des
FLOTS

1889

Signed: l. gasne / ...

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 47°31'12" W 3°7'36"

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