Statues - Hither & Thither

Lithuania
Šventoji
(Palanga)
Klaipėdos apskritis

Šventosios gatvė
(churchyard of the Švč. Mergelės Marijos, Jūrų Žvaigždės, bažnyčia - Our Lady of the Seas Church)

Dievo motinos skulptūra

Mother of God statue

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Algirdas Bosas
2013

Šventoji /  Dievo motinos skulptūra   Šventoji /  Dievo motinos skulptūra

Description

Grey granite statue of St. Mary with a white granite crown.

Annotation

Unveiled 24 May 2013 in commemoration of the 600th anniversary of the Christianisation of Samogitia.

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:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 56°1'46" E 21°4'59"

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Item Code: lt223; Photograph: 16 July 2013
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