Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Saint David's - Tyddewi
Pembrokeshire - Sir Benfro

Wales

Cathedral Close
(Cathedral - East façade)

Mary and Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

20th century

Saint David's - Tyddewi /  Mary and Child   Saint David's - Tyddewi /  Mary and Child

Description

Stone statue in a niche in the top of the eastern façade of the cathedral. St. Mary is depiced seated with on her lap Jesus (with crown and orb, and making a blessing geste).

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:

Tags

Location N 51°52'54" W 5°16'3"

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Item Code: gbwa066; Photograph: 26 July 2012
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