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In the church St. Catherine (open daily 7-7), Place St. Catherine, downtown Brussels. 15th century, 100 cm, light stone painted Ella Rozett

The Black Dear Lady
(De Zwerte Lieve Vrouw)


In 1744 sailors threw this statue into the river Senne, but instead of sinking to the bottom it was later found floating on a piece of turf, fished out, and venerated in Brussels.