Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Creeting Saint Mary
Suffolk

East of England

All Saints Road
(Parish Church)

Mary and Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

19th century

Creeting Saint Mary /  Mary and Child   Creeting Saint Mary /  Mary and Child

Description

Statue of Mary and child in a niche above the entrance.

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:

Creeting Saint Mary / Mary and Child

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Location (N 52°10'7" - E 1°3'37")

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