Statues - Hither & Thither

Brazil
Ouro Preto
Minas Gerais

Rua Bernardo Vasconcellos 55

Orátorio de Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso

Oratory of Our Lady of Good Luck


18th century?

Ouro Preto /  Orátorio de Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso   Ouro Preto /  Orátorio de Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso

Description

Statue of St. Mary in a corner niche, protected by a wooden frame with window with shutters.

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:

Tags

Location S 20°23'8" W 43°30'6"

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Item Code: brmg086; Photograph: 15 July 2017
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