This 8" statue of Mary is a representation of the Miraculous Medal. The Medal has much symbolism to it. On the front side, she has her arms open to show that she is the Mother of the World. The words "conceived without sin" show that she is immaculate. Standing on the world represents that she was assumed into Heaven, while the rays shooting from her hands show the graces she gives to the world because she is the mediator between humanity and Jesus. The serpent is being crushed to represent Genesis 3:15 ("And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel") and to show that she is humanities protector. On the back side, the "M" stands for both "mother" and "mediatrix" or mediator. The cross and bar weave in between the "M" to show how close she was with her Son Jesus during his crucifixion. There are twelve starts to illustrate the twelve apostles, as well as Revelation 12:1, "And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." The left heart is Jesus' Sacred Heart, while the right heart is Mary's Immaculate Heart. Mary and Jesus' burning love for the world is shown in the flames around both hearts.