Religious folk art: Saint Mary with Lily
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The Immaculate Heart of Saint Mary
Saint Mary holding a white lily in one hand, pointing with the other hand to the burning heart on her chest. A corona of golden stars surrounds her head. The burning heart symbolizes her purity, immaculacy and holiness, the white lily being a symbol of chastity. German text below: „Mein Mutter Herz steht allen offen, Die mit Andacht auf diß hoffen“ – (My motherly heart is open to all who hope for it with devotion)
Beautiful small religious picture, made of silk and brocade, the face and hands made from a cut out coloured copper engraving. Southern Germany, c. 1790/1820
Sheet size: 14,5 x 8,5 cm; Excellent condition.