This is a hand-carved vintage statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown as she was seen in Saint Bernadette’s vision. She is standing on a cloud with roses on each foot. The Madonna is gazing toward Heaven, her hands folded in prayer, with a large rosary over one arm. This is a beautiful piece with a rich, lustrous brown finish.
The Lourdes apparitions:
On February 11, 1858, a 14-year-old girl named Bernadette Soubirous witnessed the first of 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a grotto near Lourdes, France. Soubirous described the lady as wearing a white dress, an equally white veil, a blue belt, and a yellow rose on each foot. Across her arm she carried a rosary.
In her messages at Lourdes, Our Lady announced that she is the Immaculate Conception, and she stressed the need for penance and for prayer for sinners.
Condition: There are a few chips at the front on the base. This could be easily refinished. Please see pictures.