Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Vaucouleurs
Meuse

Lorraine

Rue de l'Observatoire
(Chapelle Castrale)

Vierge de l'Annonciation

Virgin of the Annunciation

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Aimé Octobre
Fonderies de Tusey (Meuse)
c. 1900

Vaucouleurs /  Vierge de l'Annonciation   Vaucouleurs /  Vierge de l'Annonciation

Description

Cast-iron (?) statue of Mary, standing on a sphere and crushing the snake.
No. 31 (plate A1) in the 1896 catalogue of the Fonderie Tusey

Inscription(s)

Signed: unreadable.

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

Tags

Location N 48°36'8" E 5°39'52"

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