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(Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Sion)

Tympan: Marie reine du ciel

Tympan: Saint Mary Queen of Heaven

The mother of Jesus Christ


Saxon-Sion /  Tympan: Marie reine du ciel   Saxon-Sion /  Tympan: Marie reine du ciel


Relief in the tympan of the basilica. The relief shows Mary with child, both crowned, sitting on a throne on a cloud.
On the viewer's right side are the initiators of the pilgrimage to Sion depicted: and on the left the propagators of the pilgrimage:

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:

Sources & Information


Location (N 48°25'51" - E 6°5'1")

Item Code: frlo067; Photograph: 13 June 2011
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