ON THE FEAST of the Assumption, the Cathedral of Saint Peter of the Diocese of Belleville hosted an exhibit of Marian art on loan from the Marianum Pontifical Institute in Rome, Italy. These are just quick snapshots of a selection of the sacred art, but I hope you enjoy them.
Stone-polychrome statue "Nuestra Senora", made in Spain.
Embroidered vestment "Star of the Sea", made in Massachusetts, USA.
Front detail of vestment.
Statue made of porcelain, cloth, and gems, "Our Lady of the Philippines", made in the Philippines.
Wax statue "Madonna and Child", made in Illinois, USA.
Marble, "Figure in Profile", made in New York, USA.
Carved statue, "Mother and Child", made in Kenya.
Stone statue, "Aparecida", made in Brazil
Brass, "Mariazell", made in Austria.
Plaster statue, "Our Lady of the Broom", made in Croatia.
Hand painted wood eggs, made in Ukraine.
This and the previous photo are reproduction icons, from Russia.
Silver mounted medal, "Fiducia mia : My Confidence", made in Italy.
Alabaster statue, "Our Lady of the Assumption", made in Florence, Italy.
Sandalwood, "Woman Enthroned", made in India.
Hand carved statue, "The Holy Mother", made in China.
Reproduction of the wood carving "Ravensburg Schutzmantel", made in Germany. This is my favorite — it almost breaks my heart.
Enamel, "The Enthroned", made in Spain.
Print of painting, "Mother of Mercy", made in France.
17th century carving, "Immaculate Assumption", made in Luxembourg.