Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saxon-Sion
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Sion
(Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Sion)

La Vierge de Sion

Our Lady of Sion

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Emile Roy
Fonderies de Tusey (Meuse)
1871

Saxon-Sion /  La Vierge de Sion   Saxon-Sion /  La Vierge de Sion

Description

7 m (23 ft) high statue on the top of the 45 m (150 ft) high tower of the basilica.

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°25'51" E 6°5'1"

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