Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Sankt Pölten
Niederösterreich

Wiener Straße 1

Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)


1728?

Sankt Pölten /  Hausmadonna   Sankt Pölten /  Hausmadonna

Description

Statue of Maria Immaculata on a sphere with snake, in a corner niche. In 1728 the house was given a new baroque façade, it seems the house madonna is also from that time.

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:

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°12'16" E 15°37'28"

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Item Code: atno030; Photograph: 18 September 2016
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