This style of figurine---the look of carved and brightly painted wood---has become increasingly popular in recent years. Joseph's Studio is long recognized for creating quality religious art lovingly displayed in Catholic homes everywhere, and this Madonna and Child statue is no different. The Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted with eyes closed as she gently lowers her face towards the Child Jesus, whom she cradles in her right arm. In her left hand she holds an Easter Lily, symbolic of Mary's purity as well as Jesus' resurrection. At the base of Mary's mantle is carved floral detail for a bit of artistic enhancement. Overall this is a lovely Marian statue with a modern style that is a great gift idea for any Catholic, and perhaps especially appealing to younger Catholics.
This statue touches my heart - so loving as Mary holds Jesus and looks at Him with so much love and protection. I had always wanted this statue and I just love it!
Kate(April 1, 2014)
This statue is a beautiful piece. I love how rustic it looks and the details are amazing. Unfortunately the design makes it very unstable. The base is very narrow and it is top heavy. It didn't last long in my house of rambunctious boys. It got knocked over and broken. :(
Rich(Buckeye, AZ, March 25, 2014)
Well made and simply gorgeous statue! Bought this as a gift for my wife and we both love it!
Jessica(N Arlington NJ, March 25, 2014)
This statue is beautiful and serene. I think she is very different from most of the Madonna statues,very artistic style. I'm so glad I purchased her, she is also sturdy as I have accidentally knocked her over several times and she hasn't broken.