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(Marktkirche Sankt Bonifacii)

Heiligenstatuen an der Marktkirche Sankt Bonifacii

Saints Statues at the Saint Boniface Market Church

Medieval artist & School of Peter Parler
late 14th century

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Description

The St. Boniface Market Church (Marktkirche St. Bonifacius) is gothic church, built from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The two portals have several sculptures dating from the late 14th century, and further there are statues between the corner buttresses of the tower.

West Portal

The statues are no longer present, only the tympanum remains.

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Tympanum with three scenes: at the top Christ in Majesty, in the center the twelve Apostles and at the bottom the Last Judgement.

North Portal

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Tympanum with a crucifixion scene, made by the school of Peter Parler in Prague. In the bottom left corner the scene of Abraham offering his son Isaac, and in the bottom right corner

Three statues: one on the trumeau, and two flanking the portal.

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Unknown saint (Christ?).
Bad Langensalza - Heiligenstatuen an der Marktkirche Sankt Bonifacii
St. Bonifatius / St. Boniface (Wessex c. 672 - Dokkum 754), the Apostle of the Germans, missionary in the Frankish Empire; patron saint of Germany and the first archbishop of Mainz. He was martyred in Frisia in 754.
Bad Langensalza - Heiligenstatuen an der Marktkirche Sankt Bonifacii
probably St. Petrus / St. Peter (possibly died AD 67), apostle, first pope; patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand (Wikipedia)

Tower

Madonna group from the first half of the 15th century.

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Maria mit Kind / St. Mary with Child
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Unknown
Bad Langensalza - Heiligenstatuen an der Marktkirche Sankt Bonifacii
Unknown

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Apostles (Twelve)
  • Bonifatius, St.
  • Calvary
  • Christ (Maiestas Domine)
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Last Judgment
  • Mary with Child
  • Medieval artist
  • Parler, School of Peter
  • Peter, St.
  • Saint (unknown)
  • Tympanum
  • Locatie (N 51°6'29" - E 10°38'52")

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    Item Code: deth183; Photograph: 13 October 2018
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