Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Bregenz
Vorarlberg

Rathausstraße
(Seekapelle zum Hll. Georg und Unserer Lieben Frau)

Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius

Sts. George, Michael and Hilarius


1696/98?

Bregenz /  Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius   Bregenz /  Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius

Description

Two statues in niches of the church's nave, flanking the tower:

Bregenz - Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius
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Bregenz - Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius
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  1. (West) St. Michael - the Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael). (Wikipedia).
  2. (East) St. Georg - (ca. 275/281 - 303), Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon (Wikipedia)

Statue above the entrances:

Bregenz - Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius
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Bregenz - Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius
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Bregenz - Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius
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Bregenz - Hll. Georg, Michael und Hilarius
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  1. (West) St. Hilarius, Pope from 19 November 461 to his death in 468 (Wikipedia). Oirignally he was with St. George patron saint of the church.
  2. (East) Unknown, or also St. Hilarius.

Annotation

The church, founded 1445, was enlarged in 1644 and renovated 1696/98 after designs of architect Klaus Reiniger.

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Location (N 47°30'11" - E 9°44'49")

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