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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Onbevlekt Ontvangen

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Geneviève Hardy
2007

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Description

Stone statue of St. Mary standing on a crescent moon and a snake, on a sphere flanked by two putti holding a cloth with flowers? The present statue is sculpted after the statue by Jan van Arendonck, which was on this spot from 1855 to c. 1913-14, when it was replaced with a statue, which felt down in 1981-82.

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:

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Location (N 51°13'21" - E 4°24'15")

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Item Code: bean048; Photograph: 26 March 2014
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