The Modern Madonna with Christ Child is a beautiful solid bronze piece showing Mary holding the Christ Child, presenting him to the world. This statue of the Mother of God, or the Theotokos (“God-bearer), is a perfect gift for a birthday, Mother’s Day, the birth of a child, or for a wedding or wedding anniversary. This would be a beautiful addition to a chapel or prayer nook. It is also a lovely Christmas or birthday gift.
The Modern Madonna with Christ Child – Heirloom Quality
The Modern Madonna with Christ Child measures 9 inches high, 5 inches wide, and 2 inches deep. This statue is made of solid bronze weighing 6 pounds and was cast in an art studio foundry in Germany. This is indeed an heirloom-quality piece that will be treasured, prominently displayed and handed down from one generation to the next.
Mary the Theotokos–Mary the “God-Bearer”
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was solemnly defined as the Theotokos (Θεοτόκος, Greek for “God-Bearer”) in 431 a.d. at the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus. She is the Theotokos because she gave birth not simply to a human being but to God as a human being. Mary was probably still a teenager when she said “Yes!” to God and God’s plan for her and for all of humanity through her. In this simple young woman who lived in a small rural town in a remote backwater of the Roman Empire, God has, through Jesus’ birth, “brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble” (Luke 1:52).