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Maria mit Kind

St. Mary with Child

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1822?

Eichstätt /  Maria mit Kind   Eichstätt /  Maria mit Kind

Description

Statue of St. Mary and Child. The childs holds a large cross staff which is impaled in the mouth of a dragon. The statue is in a niche with the text "CONSOLATRIX AFFLICTORUM". Under the niche is a chronogram.

Inscription(s)

eCCLesIa regInae CoeLI
apostoLorVM prInCIpIbVs
aC pIo popVLo saCra
eVgenII LIberaLItate
DVCIs CIVIbVs
atqVe eIChstaDII
prInCIpIs Cessa
aVXILIantIbVs
restaVrata
benefaCtorIbVs.

Chronogram 2x1822

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 48°53'35" - E 11°11'8")

Item Code: deby362; Photograph: 9 October 2014
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