Wooden statue of Mary, Germany, 1900
Although I am not that religious and for sure not a Catholic, I just love Maria statues. Because if you think about it, she is one of the first women with 'girl power'. Having a child by an donor, no complaining during delivery and all that comes with it ( and in her case, that was quite a lot), bringing up her son and then losing him through a judicial error, standing by him to the bitter end and even after his passing, keeping up the good work and still standing strong. And even now, more than 2000 years later, still adored by millions all over the world.
So that is why this statue holds a place of honour in my shop. Carved from oak, with a very fine chiseled face, both she and her son.
But whoever painted that ball in the Jezus arms gold, should be banished to a lonely island, or crucified, I don't care. Away with him. I am going to try to scrape the gold paint back. Just do not know if and when I will have the time for that. My to- do list is already getting out of hand and to do it well, takes some TLC, that is, if you want the end result to look a bit acceptable.
Just to let you know, but you can see for yourself in the photo's; the statue is cracked in places. Due to age and having stood in a too dry environment. But it would be more alarming if there was no sign of any crack whatsoever.
Dimenions: h 66 cm, w 28 cm, d 16 cm.