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O.L. Vrouw op de Tromp

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)


before 1736

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Description

Statue of St. Mary with child in a little chapel (chapel of 1859), mounted on the corner of the house. Madonna is crowned and child has a staff. Above the statue the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove.

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 51°13'15" E 4°24'5"

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