Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Virgin Mary bronze statue

Made of 100% pure bronze (lost wax)

Dimensions: 73" (185cm) High

Weight: 77 lbs (35 kg)

Item No. IT071

$32,399.00


Virgin Mary bronze statue
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Mary, Aramaic, Hebrew: ????, Mary?m, Miriam; Arabic:????, Maryam, more commonly referred to as Saint Mary, Mother Mary, Virgin Mary or Lady Mary was a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee. She is identified in the New Testament as the mother of Jesus Christ through divine intervention. The canonical gospels of Matthew and Luke describe Mary as a virgin (Greek ????????, parthénos). Christians believe that she conceived her son, Jesus Christ, miraculously by the agency of the Holy Spirit. This took place when she was already betrothed (engaged) to Joseph and was awaiting the concluding rite of marriage, the formal home-taking ceremony. She married Joseph and accompanied him to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. The New Testament begins its account of Mary's life with the Annunciation, where angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced her divine selection to be mother of Jesus. Church tradition and early non-biblical writings state that her parents were an elderly couple named Joachim and Anne. The Bible records Mary's role in key events of the life of Jesus from his virgin birth to his crucifixion. Other apocryphal writings tell of her subsequent death and bodily assumption into heaven. Christians of the major ancient traditions including the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the more recent Anglican Communion believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God (????? ????) and the Theotokos, literally, Birthgiver of God. Mary has been an object of veneration in Christianity since the Apostolic Age. Throughout the ages she has been a favorite subject in Christian art, music, and literature. There is significant diversity in the Marian beliefs and devotional practices of major Christian traditions. The Catholic Church has a number of Marian dogmas such as the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Mary. Catholics refer to her as Our Lady and venerate her as the Queen of Heaven and Mother of the Church, most Protestants do not share these beliefs

Specification

Made of bronze (lost wax). "Lost Wax" bronze (or hot-cast bronze) is actually 100% pure Bronze - essentially copper and tin. The most known and used process for making "lost wax" involves pouring of molten bronze. This is the same method used by the ancient civilizations to create bronze sculptures. The making of a "lost wax" bronze is a complex and time consuming process, and specific technical expertise is needed to accomplish the task of making a bronze.

Payment

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Shipping

Please allow 30 days for delivery. We ship worldwide. Shipping to US and Canada is free $0. Please contact us to obtain shipping cost quote if you are not ordering from US/Canada.

Return Policy

Item is returnable within 7 days for money back guarantee (minus 20% restocking fee) provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging

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