This piece is a replica of the patroness of Puerto Rico. This image represents the Virgin with the Child in her lap and her hands joined together in prayer while she gently holds the Child’s left hand. The loving gaze of the mother enhances the tenderness of a scene which transmits the deep spirituality evoked by this Madonna.
Created in glazed porcelain and decorated with Lladró’s traditional spectrum of colors, the piece is noteworthy for its size, considerably larger than the other Virgins in the Lladró catalogue. No artistical licenses have been allowed, as the piece had to be a replica of the original one (carved in wood). The combination of white and blue, the colors symbolizing the purity of Mary, with brown shades further reinforces the splendor of an image venerated by Puerto Ricans. The Latin phrase "Tu honorificentia populi nostri" engraved around the square porcelain base of the piece means "You are the glory of our people". It is taken from the biblical book of Judith (15, 10) and appears also in the prayer Tota Pulchra Es, the 4th century anonymous canto including texts dedicated to the Virgin.