Large Antique Brass Sculpture of Black Madonna Our Lady of Halle Cannon Balls
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A rare and exceptional Antique Flemish Sculpture of the Black Madonna Our Lady of Halle dating to 1920 in metal and featuring the Black Madonna wearing a crown and ornate robe while standing above two rows of cannon balls.
As it is often difficult to determine the exact composition of metal objects due to the prevalent use of metal plating and alloys, EuroLux Antiques uses the term metal rather than the more specific terms copper, brass, aluminum, steel, etc. for its listings in order to avoid confusion.
In overall good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel, or chalkware object, wear to a painted surface, speckling on a mirror, crazing, wear to gilding, or manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, wear to a label, and some original decorative trim may be missing. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be specifically mentioned in the listing. 'Good condition' could include very small fleabite chips or very small hairline cracks in any glass, ceramic, or marble item, but these would be specifically mentioned in the listing.
Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches.
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OUR LADY OF HALLE
The Dark Virgin, or Our Lady of Halle, is located at a 12th century cathedral in Halle, Belgium. The Black Madonna is depicted with cannon balls at her feet, as there is a legend that her presence saved the city of Halle during a seige of the city in 1580 by Philip of Cleef. In the legend, the Black Madonna caught cannon balls in her lap, thereby miraculously saving the city. Our Lady of Halle once belonged to St. Elizabeth of Hungary and was passed down to her daughter Sophia of Thuringia. She was then passed down through the royal lineage and was given to Countess Mechtildis of Holland who donated the Madonna to the church in Halle.
Our Lady of Halle
Religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system of thought, unseen being, person, or object that is considered sacred, divine, or of the highest truth. The Christian religion is centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God.
Christianity has played a prominent role in shaping Western civilization since the 4th century. Currently Christianity has between 1.5 billion and 2.1 billion followers, representing about a quarter to a third of the world's population. With more than 1 billion members, the Roman Catholic Church is the largest church representing over half of all Christians and one sixth of the world's population.
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- Width: 4 inches
- Height: 10.25 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.