Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Neufchâteau
Vosges

Lorraine

Rue Saint-Jean 20

La Vierge à l'enfant dite Vierge de la Mothe

Saint Mary with child, socalled Virgin of La Mothe

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

15th century

Neufchâteau /  La Vierge à l'enfant dite Vierge de la Mothe   Neufchâteau /  La Vierge à l'enfant dite Vierge de la Mothe

Description

Statue in a niche.

Annotation

Comes from the property of the Dukes of Lorraine (1645).

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

Tags

Location N 48°21'17" E 5°41'38"

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