Statues - Hither & Thither

Lithuania
Kaunas
Kauno apskritis

Vilniaus gatvė 1
(Cathedral Basilica)

Skulptūra Švč. Mergelės Marijos Nekalto

Statue of Virgin Mary Immaculate

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

Union artistique de Vaucouleurs
1904

Kaunas /  Skulptūra Švč. Mergelės Marijos Nekalto   Kaunas /  Skulptūra Švč. Mergelės Marijos Nekalto

Description

Cast iron (?) statue of Virgin Mary Immaculate

Inscription(s)

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IMMACULATA
CONCEPTIO
Ave Maria
gratia plena.
1854-1904 8/XII.

Signature

Union artistique | de VAUCOULEURS (Meuse)

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 54°53'49" E 23°53'22"

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