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Black Madonna, Lusigny-sur-Ouche, Côte-d'Or
This black cast-iron statue of Mary surmounts a rocky outcropping in the middle of the woods. It was paid for by a local woman in thanksgiving for a cure. It was erected in 1864. In 1870, the Prussians mistook the statue for a lone sniper and shot it. The marks of the bullets are still visible. Today, Our Lady seems to be peacefully blessing the village and its surroundings. (Source: André Beuchot).
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