Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Ziegelhausen
Stadt Heidelberg

Baden-Württemberg

Ziegelhäuser Brücke

Madonna

Saint Mary with Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
Guß Strehle (Winhöring)
2000

Ziegelhausen /  Madonna   Ziegelhausen /  Madonna

Description

Bronze statue of St. Mary and Child.

Signature

A+2000+D
So.
guss strehle

Annotation

On the same bridge, but on the side of Schlierbach, is a statue of St. Christopher.

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:

Ziegelhausen / Madonna

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 49°24'58" E 8°45'44"

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Item Code: debw072; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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