The bronze statue's scaled-down version, a man-sized replica of it can be seen in the Castle Gallery made by sculptor László Mátyássy. The artwork is very different from other Virgin Mary statues found in Hungary. It depicts Mary and the child Jesus, but the child is hovering in front of his mother's body, so depicting the mystery and the wonder of the immaculate conception.
The statue has been made in Byzantine style; the sculptor portrayed Mary as an ordinary woman without halo around her head; she stands on the highest point of the structure that surrounding the castle creating expectation of something happening, perhaps a mystery apparition.
According to ethnographer Zsuzsanna Erdélyi, the sculpture radiates spiritual strength: "This Byzantine Virgin Mary, here represents the mother of Jesus, but she also represents "The Mother", the “Eternal Mother”. She embodies existence itself, also protection, love, and much more, of which she is the source."
"In the divine personality of Mary the heavenly and the earthly mother figures merge providing protection to the people in this world and the hereafter. Love and protection are the keywords. This is what Kings St. Stephen also knew when in 1038 AD. offered his kingdom to Virgin Mary, the Queen of Heaven so placing his people under the protection of Patrona Hungariae. After one thousand years she is once again standing on the walls of Buda Castle looking at the land and does what she once promised to St. Stephen," writes ethnographer Zsuzsanna Erdélyi.
(mno.hu – hungarianambiance.com)