Black Madonna Statue
With her beautifully full lips and holding the holy child in her lap, this Black Madonna has the features her darker race in known for. Resplendent in royal robes and crown, and enthroned, she is an image to behold.
This Lady is a perfect example of the 'Seat of Wisdom' or 'Majesty' type of Madonna, characterized by the mother seated on an ancient throne without a back or with a low back, holding the child who holds the Holy Book.
The Subterranean Black Madonna is found under the large Chartres Cathedral, itself a symphony of sacred geometry. This church is famous for its labyrinth and mysterious stone symbolism and carvings relating the Virgin to the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant.
The Underground chamber where the Black Virgin stands is reputed to be an ancient temple of the Great Goddess. Chartres itself is also said to be the capital of the ancient Druid world.
The Black Madonna de Sous statue carries the magic of the Chartres tradition relating to the pre-Christian image of the Virgin Who Will Give Birth. The ancient idol of the virgo paritura (virgin giving birth) was preserved in the Druid Grotto underneath the cathedral and was said to be a black statue of Mary. Chartres also has a ancient cult of the Well of the Strong.
The underground Black Madonna reflects the Hecate and Persephone archetypes.
6.75 inches tall / 17.14 cm tall
Cold Cast Faux Bronze Resin Statue