Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Santo António da Serra
(Machico)
Madeira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. da Madeira

ER 110 - Miradouro da Portela

Nossa Senhora do Bom Caminho

Our Lady of the Good Road

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Jacinto Rodrigues
date?

Santo António da Serra /  Nossa Senhora do Bom Caminho   Santo António da Serra /  Nossa Senhora do Bom Caminho

Description

Small marble statue of Our Lady.

Signature

JR

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:

Santo António da Serra - Nossa Senhora do Bom Caminho

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 32°44'48" W 16°49'35"

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