Our Lady of the Snows (painting)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Racławice Olkuskie
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Maria Działo


The painting of Virgin Mary in the parish church in Racławice in 1666 was brought to the church in Olkusz by father Krzysztof Tyliszowski and located in the middle of the high altar. The painting is surrounded with cult, famous for its graces, decorated with crowns and robes of trimmed sheet. Iconographically, it is modelled on the popular image of Our Lady of the Snows, called Salus Populi Romani from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. This image is strongly associated with the rosary service; in the Polish Commonwealth represented by numerous reproductions, some brought directly from Rome. One of numruous reproductions is the picture in the church in Racławice with unusual presentation of Dove of the Holy Spirit above the head of Virgin Mary. Unfortunately, the author if the painting is unknown.

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Maria Działo, "Our Lady of the Snows (painting)", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2022, source:  https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/our-lady-of-the-snows-painting-1

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