Sculpted in oak after the 11th century original from the medieval church of Öja, Gotland, Sweden. The original is now at the Fornsalen museum in Visby.
This copy is in Saint Paul´s Catholic church in Gothenburg, Sweden

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I am a nature lover and an amateur photographer.
Nature is my main inspiration.Snow and ice, birds and water keep attracting my eye. So do trees amd flowers.
I am also interested in myth and history, especially the history of women, the `herstory´. I love to travel and to visit archeological sites and beautiful landscapes.
I use a compact camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

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  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    great shot Maj-Britt.

  • Thanks Torfinn!! Visst är hon vacker!!?

    – HELUA

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot!!

  • Thanks Marvin! She is adorable!! x

    – HELUA

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

    such a fabulous picture, such beauty,well done,dawnx

  • Thank you very much dear Dawn!! I just love this madonna, that I found in the Catholic church near my home!!

    – HELUA

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture :o)

  • Thanks Kira, she is in a lokal church at walking distance from where I live…so very beautiful!! xxx

    – HELUA

  • riverotter
    riverotteralmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture … lovely dance of light and shadow dear friend.

  • Thank you Emily, I do love this sculpture, went to the Catholic church just to make her portrait! xxx

    – HELUA

  • Ella May
    Ella Mayalmost 5 years ago

    the ancient goddess was kown by many names, mai, may, maya, maj, maye, marie, or mary she is the goddess of the sea!

  • La Mère in French!! I´ve got her name, you know, and I´m so proud of that…thanks Eloise, my friend!!

    – HELUA

  • katekreations
    katekreationsover 4 years ago

    Congratulations Weekend Feature 10th and 11th July 2010

  • Wow! Thank you Kate!!!!!

    – HELUA

  • Patricia127
    Patricia127over 4 years ago

    Mary has a very sweet face-very nice capture.

  • Thank you Patricia, she looks very sweet indeed. This sculpture is in a local Catholic church in my neighbourhood:)

    – HELUA

  • dabadac
    dabadacabout 3 years ago

    exquisite …………

  • Thank you so much my friend!!

    – HELUA

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