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France
Cahors
Lot

Midi-Pyrénées

Rue Saint-Georges / Rue Victor Lafage

Monument à La Vierge

Monument for Saint Mary

The mother of Jesus Christ
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Description

Marble statue of a woman with folded hands and crushing a snake with her right foot, standing on a thick round column.

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

Tags

Location N 44°26'26" E 1°26'34"

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Item Code: frmp003; Photograph: 31 August 2011
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