Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Lucca
Lucca (prov.)

Toscana

Via del Fosso / Piazza San Francesco

Madonna dello Stellario

Marian Column

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Giovanni Lanzoni
1687

Lucca /  Madonna dello Stellario   Lucca /  Madonna dello Stellario

Description

Marble statue of St. Mary Immaculate Conception with crown and starry halo standing on a crescent moon and the serpent. The statue stands on a corinthian column, on a base with a marble relief with a prospect of the town of Lucca in the 17th century.

Lucca - Madonna dello Stellario

Inscription(s)

Top of the base:

ipsa conteret
capvt tvvm

si exaltata fvero a terra
omnia traham
ad me ipsani

et tv insidiaberis
calcaneo eivs

qva eratvr
peccatvm illivs
et non invenietvr

Quotes from Gen 3:14; John 12:32; Gen 3:15; Psalm 9

Lower part of the base (on the front is the prospect of Lucca):

deiparae virginis
divinam indvlgentiam
ante consecvtae qvam conceptae
hororem avgere stvdens
ivlivs card. spinola
episc. lvcanvs
tibi viator
qvandocvmqve praeterevnti
si in venerationem hvivs imaginis
capvt flexeris
et angelicam salvtationem
recitaveris
qvadraginta dies
de debitis poenis
indvlgens remisit

reginae caeli
eadem se pietas prosternit,
qvae christvm
sancto coronavit in vvltv.
vbi enim filivs regnat,
metiro trivmphat et mater;
cvi sine labe conceptae,
et in patrocinivm civitatis
annvente senatv cooptatae
cor omnivm
trophaevm erexit.
qvi svi olim popvli servitvtem
destrvxit
prospiciens per colvmnam,
per hanc
reip. perennem servet
libertatem
an. m.dc.lxxxvii.

patronae semper immacvlatae
omnia promerentis
cliens parvm gratvs
vnvs ex confratribvs
loco prior meritis posteremvs
hanc colvmnam et imaginem
a se erectam
societati ss. conceptionis
dono dedit
an. ab eivsdem virginis partv
m.dc.lxxxvii.
mense ivnio die x.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location N 43°50'42" E 10°30'34"

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