A few words in advance: My family and i are from Germany and collect sacred art in the third generation. It's probably meant exactly for that and i can't think of a better purpose than this. She is wearing a crown and is standing on the crescent. Jesus is holding the orb.
This is a very rare and hard to find piece. About the Madonna Patrona Bavaria: The earliest church of Mary in Bavaria is a predecessor building of the Freisinger Cathedral. It already existed in 724, when St. It is dedicated to the Feast of the Nativity on September 8th. This church became a cathedral church of the Diocese of Freising, founded in 739.In the Middle Ages, the veneration of Mary in Bavaria led to many churches and places of pilgrimage consecrated to Mary. Ettal, Maria Thalheim (now Fraunberg) and Altötting. Furthermore, the Dome of Augsburg and Eichstätt the St.
Mother of God and the Patrona Bavariae consecrated. The veneration of Mary as Patrona Bavariae was introduced especially by Elector Maximilian I - unofficially, it should be much older. In 1610 he had a coin minted, which shows Mary as patron saint of Munich. Catholic veneration of the Virgin Mary became increasingly instrumentalized in this period as a distinguishing feature between Catholicism and Protestantism. In the year 1616 - in the immediate forefront of the Thirty Years' War - had the Elector set up on the west side of the Munich residence, the bronze statue of the Virgin "Patrona Boiariae", which was designed by Hans Krumpper in 1615 and cast by Bartolomäus Wenglein.
The Blessed Mother stands with her right foot on the crescent moon. The scepter in her left hand and a high crown show Mary as Queen of Heaven. With her right hand she holds the Christ child. This includes with his left the cross decorated cosmos sphere as a sign of his rule over the universe.The head of the Mother of God is surrounded by twelve stars (symbol of the Twelve Tribes of Israel). An eternal light burns under the statue in an angel-decorated bronze lantern. The Latin inscription of the cartouche held by child angels above the belfry angel reads: "Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sub quo secure laetique degimus" ("Under your protection we flee, in which we live safely and joyfully"). This representation of Mary is very old and goes back to a passage in the Revelation of John. During the Second World War, the sculpture was buried under the imperial staircase of the residence. When the vaults of the Theatinerganges of the residence collapsed on April 26, 1944, the Residenz facade on Odeonsplatz was swept up to the ceiling of the ground floor.
The niche of the Patrona Boiariae lost its gable roof and the associated cartridge and was also severely damaged. On 26 July 1945, the sculpture was excavated from the filled vaults at the imperial staircase of the residence. In the wake of the war-related emergency rescue, the insignia (crown, scepter, orb) and the star wreath of the figure were lost, which were then refilled from the bronze of a smelted Nazi memorial.
In the Thirty Years' War, Elector Maximilian I made the vow to build a "godly work" if Munich and Landshut were spared the war. After both cities were spared in the war, Maximilian had build the Marian column from Adnet marble on the Munich Marienplatz in 1638. The Marian Column was consecrated by the Freisinger Bishop Veit Adam von Gepeckh on November 7, 1638, the first Sunday after All Saints Day. It is not handed down from whom the draft for the column comes; but it may have been one of the major artists of the time. It is often attributed to Hubert Gerhard.The Marian column is crowned by a gilt bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, probably created by Hubert Gerhard in 1593 for the grave of William V and used until 1613 for the high altar of the Munich Frauenkirche. The statue of Mary resembles the bronze statue at the residence - Mary stands on the crescent moon, she is crowned and holds in her left hand the blessing Christ Child, in her right hand a scepter. After this statue, the most important square in the city center of Munich was given the name "Marienplatz" "Court of Mary".
The "Patrona Bavariae" - especially the Marian column - is still revered today. Every Saturday, for example, the Rosary is prayed at the Mariensäule in Munich and processions take place. Even outside Munich, Mary is revered in Catholic areas as a Bavarian patron. There are innumerable churches and chapels dedicated to her.Also, the depiction of Mary with the above attributes - crescent moon, scepter, crown and star wreath - and with the Christ child in the left is often seen. Details about this piece: Dimensions: 34 in H / 85 cm H Weight: 6.6 kg Materials and Technique: It is full round sculptural hand carved out of the finest wood. Characteristic features: very rare fine and detailed carving Technique used surface: painted and gilded by hand Place of Origin: made at the Black Forest in Germany Date of Manufacture: late 20th century Condition: Very good condition. But please take a closer look at the pictures for the exact condition.
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use. The item "Rare fine vintage hand carved wood Our Lady Mary Madonna Bavariae & Jesus Statue" is in sale since Thursday, April 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures". The seller is "kiky2306" and is located in Riedstadt.This item can be shipped worldwide.