Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Cesena
Forlì-Cesena

Emilia-Romagna

Piazza Giovanni Paulo II
(Chiesa Cattedrale)

Madonna con Bambino

St. Mary and Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Vincenzo Gottardi
1510

Cesena /  Madonna con Bambino   Cesena /  Madonna con Bambino

Description

Statue of St. Mary with Child in a niche in the Cathedral.

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 44°8'15" E 12°14'42"

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