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Mariensäule

St Mary's column

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1683

Konstanz /  Mariensäule   Konstanz /  Mariensäule

Description

Column with a statue of Saint Mary with Jesus, standing on a crescent moon.

Inscription(s)

MARIÆ
Dominæ an
gelorvm

MARIÆ
Terrori in
ferorvm

MARIÆ
Refvgio pec
catorvm

MARIÆ
Patronæ mor
talivm

deo ter opt. maximo
virgini sine labe conceptae
coeli terraeqve reginae
hoc perenne ad posteros
monvmentvm
posvi ecclesia constantiensis
mdclxxxiii

MARIAE
matri misericordiae
vrbis constantiensis
protectrici potentissimae

MARIAE
virginvm virgini
ecclesiae cathedralis
dominae clementissimae

MARIAE
matri ter admirabili
dioecesis constantiensis
patronae avgustissimae

Annotation

The statue was commissioned by bishop Johann von Praßberg and inaugurated 2 May 1683.

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 47°39'46" - E 9°10'33")

Item Code: debw289; Photograph: 3 October 2014
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