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Mariensäule und -brunnen

St Mary's column and fountain

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Johann Jakob Berg
1777

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Description

Gold plated copper statue of St. Mary and Child on a 22 m high column. St. Mary holds a sceptre, Jesus holds an orb and makes a blessing gesture.

On the column are

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The column stands in a fountain basin with on the edge six sitting putti accomanied by various animals.

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putto with lobster
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putto with bird
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putto with fish
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putto with frog
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putto with shell
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putto with tablet

In the fountain basin are sculptures of boys fish fishtails.

The column stands in a fountain basin with on the edge six sitting putti accomanied by various animals.

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Annotation

The architect of the fountain and column is Maurizio Pedetto.

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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:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Berg, Johann Jakob
  • Bird
  • Fish
  • Fountain
  • Frog
  • Lobster
  • Marian Column
  • Mary with Child
  • Putto
  • Shell
  • Location (N 48°53'28" - E 11°10'59")

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