Statues - Hither & Thither

Hungary
Esztergom
Komárom-Esztergom megye

Szent István tér

Magyarok Nagyasszonya szobor

Statue of Our Lady of Hungary

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Kiss György
1905

Esztergom /  Magyarok Nagyasszonya szobor   Esztergom /  Magyarok Nagyasszonya szobor

Description

Bronze statue of Saint Mary with Child, standing on a sphere with a crescent moon.

Inscription(s)

MAGYAROK NAGYASSZONYA!
maradj velünk!
édes anyánk!
VASZARY KOLOS
bibornok hercegprimás
esztergómi érsek
áldott emlékének

emelte
PÓR ANTAL kanonok
1905

Our Lady of Hungary!
Stay with us!
Mother!
In blessed memory of
Vaszary Kolos
Prince-Primate
Archbishop of Esztergom

erected by
canon Pór Antal
1905

Annotation

Erected on the initiative of Pór Antal (1834-1911), canon of Esztergom, theologian and historian.

Esztergom - Magyarok Nagyasszonya szobor

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

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Location (N 47°47'57" - E 18°44'14")

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