Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saint-Brieuc
Côtes-d'Armor

Bretagne

Avenue du Tertre Notre Dame

Notre-Dame du Tertre

Our Lady of the Mound

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Pierre Ogé fils
1867

Saint-Brieuc /  Notre-Dame du Tertre   Saint-Brieuc /  Notre-Dame du Tertre

Description

Statue of St. Mary with Child. St Mary with crown and sceptre, Jesus crowned with an orb and making a blessing gesture.

Inscription(s)

N.D. de St BRIEUC

posuerunt
me
custodem

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

Sources & Information

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Location (N 48°31'7" - W 2°46'8")

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