Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Quintin
Côtes-d'Armor

Bretagne

Grand'Rue 26

La Vierge à l'enfant

Saint Mary with child

The mother of Jesus Christ
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Description

Statue of St. Mary with Child. St Mary is crowned, Jesus holds an orb and makes a blessing gesture.
The house has on the façade the date 1670 and the text:

iesvs savvevr dv monde - ayez pitie de novs

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 48°24'11" W 2°54'38"

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Item Code: frbr132; Photograph: 1 June 2012
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