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Hausmadonna

House Madonna

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

18th century

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Description

Polychrome sandstone House Madonna, depicting crowned St. Mary with her feet on a globe and a serpent, the serpent is impaled by the cross the Child is having it its hands.

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 49°41'57" - E 9°15'11")

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Item Code: deby283; Photograph: 29 September 2014
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