Madonna and Child - Mary with Baby Jesus Olive Wood Statue
W 2.2" x H 9.1
The awe inspiring craftsmanship of the skilled carvers brings out the unity of Mary and Jesus, here shown as Madonna and Child. Carved from one fluid piece of olive wood, this statue shows the true mastery of the woodworker in choosing the piece to be carved. Olive wood is prized for its straight grain and fine texture throughout the world. Here, the grain is used to create the appearance of Mary’s robes as she cradles the baby Jesus, drawing him nearer to her heart.
In this unity, we are reminded that after the angels found baby Jesus in the manager and proclaimed his goodness, the shepherds may have proclaimed their confusion at their words, “but Mary treasured up these things, and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19. This magnificent piece highlight’s the strength of a mother’s heart and her divine wisdom.