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La Vierge à l'enfant

Saint Mary with child

The mother of Jesus Christ


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Statue of St. Mary and child. St. Mary has crown and scepter and stands on the snake with an apple in its mouth. The Child has an orb and makes a blessing gesture. The statue is placed at the trumeau in the front portal of the collegiate church of Notre Dame.

Dinant - La Vierge à l'enfant

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:


Location (N 50°15'39" - E 4°54'43")

Item Code: bena038; Photograph: 5 May 2015
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