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Statue of the Saint Gabriel, the Archangel

Giovanni Battista Maini1731

Mafra National Palace

Mafra National Palace
Mafra, Portugal

Saint Gabriel is the Prince of the Angels, heavenly messenger of God in special occasions. He visited Mary and announced her condition as the future mother of Jesus.
He is represented as a child, singing and carrying in his right hand one of his attribute, the lily, symbol of purity.

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  • Title: Statue of the Saint Gabriel, the Archangel
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Maini
  • Date Created: 1731
  • Physical Location: Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 245 cm
  • Provenance: Rome, Italy
  • Rights: Sérgio de Medeiros
  • Medium: Carrara marble

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