Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Água de Pau
(Lagoa)
São Miguel (ilha)

Reg. Aut. dos Açores

Rua da Caloura
(Convento da Caloura)

Nossa Senhora da Conceição

Our Lady of Conception

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1684

Água de Pau /  Nossa Senhora da Conceição   Água de Pau /  Nossa Senhora da Conceição

Description

Statue of St. Mary standing on a crescent moon surrounded by cherub heads. Onder the niche is the date dezembro 1684 carved.

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 37°42'43" W 25°29'49"

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