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Eiermarkt / Sudermanstraat 29

Madonna van de Eiermarkt

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

before 1814

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Description

Statue of St. Mary with crown and sceptre sitting with the crowned Infant Jesus on her lap, with a cherub under him. Under Mary's feet a crescent moon. The statue stands on a sphere with the serpent with apple in his mouth.

Inscription(s)

MONSTRA TE ESSE MATREM

Annotation

Replaced in 1814. Restored in 1980 and 2002 (replaced in 2010).

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

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Location (N 51°13'9" - E 4°24'13")

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