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Sankt Nikolaus und Sankt Joseph

Saint Nicholas and Saint Joseph

artist unknown
1712

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Description

At the Saint Nicholas Church are two saint's statues, one of Saint Nicholas of 1712 above the south door and a (modern?) polychrome statue of Saint Joseph in a niche, dated 1700, at the east façade.

R#252;then - Sankt Nikolaus und Sankt Joseph
Sankt Nikolaus / Saint Nicholas
(4th century), Bishop of Myra (Wikipedia).
R#252;then - Sankt Nikolaus und Sankt Joseph
Sankt Joseph / Saint Joseph
the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

Below the statue of St. Nicholas is a chronogram for 1712:

sanCte nICoLae epIsCope eCCLesIæ et CI
VItatIs Magne patrone ora pro nobIs

Sculptor

Tags

Locatie (N 51°29'29" - E 8°25'59")

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Item Code: denw680; Photograph: 15 October 2018
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