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Saint Mary's Fountain

The mother of Jesus Christ


Schwäbisch Gmünd /  Marienbrunnen   Schwäbisch Gmünd /  Marienbrunnen


Renaissance fountain column topped by the precious double statue of St. Mary (dated 1686). On one side Mary shows the newborn baby Jesus and on the other side she prays as Immaculata, the Immaculate, for the salvation of the soul of the citizens.
The basin from the year 1776 shows the coat of arms of ten families from Gmünd.

Information Sign

Die Brunnensäule aus der Zeit der Renaissance wird gekrönt vom kostbaren Doppelbild der Madonna im Strahlenkranz (datiert 1686).
Maria zeigt auf der einen Seite das neugeborene Jesuskind und betet auf der anderen Seite als Immaculata, die Unbefleckte, für das Seeleheil der Bürger.
Der Brunnentrog aus dem Jahre 1776 zeigt die Wappen von zehn Gmünder Geschlechtern.

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:


Locatie (N 48°48'0" - E 9°47'51") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: debw039; Photograph: 6 September 2010
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