Old Soul Mary With Jesus I

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Rare-sized vintage glazed and polychrome earthenware statue of Mother Mary with Jesus in perfect condition. It is 2 feet in height and almost 5kgs in weight. The detail of the drapery, the crown and the expressions are exquisite. Mary’s right hand is held up in a trinitarian blessing, and she holds baby Christ in her left hand. In His left hand, the Infant Jesus holds a miniature globe topped by a cross, representing His kingship over the world. His right hand is raised in the same blessing as Mary. There is a ship at the base of the statue, and this may be from Bandel, which has one of the oldest churches in Bengal. According to folklore, in 1655, a Portuguese ship is said to have encountered a violent storm in the Bay of Bengal, and the Captain promised to donate the main mast of the ship to the first church they see if they made it through. They did survive and and landed near Bandel Church, and the mast is still a part of the display there. The Mother Mary there got the name "Our Lady of the Good Voyage", and is said to fulfil wishes of the visitors to the church to this date.
This piece was acquired from an old family home that was being pulled down in Calcutta, the great grandmother had it installed in their altar even though they were not Christians, so this is definitely a vintage piece that is from 3 generations ago, and should be from the early 1900s.

~ Eina Ahluwalia

Approximate dimensions - 24 inches in height and 9.5 inches in width. Weight - 4.815 kilograms approximately.

Note : These pieces are available with free shipping within India, we do not ship these internationally. Since most of these items are vintage, they are pre-used, pre-loved and beautifully aged. They may have scratches and scuffs, the plating may have worn off and occasionally some missing parts may have been replaced by the original owners. If you’re a regular collector you know how it is.  Eina personally hand picks each item herself so inspite of their imperfections they’re still beautiful as they are. These pieces have been selected as décor pieces and not items of functional use. Please ask us any questions you have and we’ll be happy to answer them for you. We do not offer returns, refunds or exchanges on these items.