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Luxembourg
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Boulevard Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Cathédrale Notre-Dame)

Cathédrale: Portail de Sainte-Marie

Saint-Mary's Portal

Auguste Trémont
1935/38 and 1952

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Description

Central pillar: a statue of Mary with Child (added 1953).
Reliefs on the columns between the window above the doors, showing the saints of the Luxembourg church (left to right):
Pierre de Luxembourg
1
St. Willibrord
2
Ste. Cunégonde de Luxembourg
3
St. Henri II du Saint-Empire
4
St. Hubert de Liège
5
Schetzelo
6
  1. Pierre de Luxembourg / Peter of Luxemburg (1369-1387), bishop of Metz, beatified in 1527 (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Willibrord (c. 658-739), missionary saint, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. He became the first Bishop of Utrecht and died at Echternach, Luxembourg (Wikipedia).
  3. Ste. Cunégonde de Luxembourg / St. Cunigunde of Luxembourg (c. 975-1040), wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Saint Henry II. She is the Patroness of Luxembourg (Wikipedia).
  4. St. Henri II du Saint-Empire / St. Henry II (972-1024), Holy Roman Emperor (Wikipedia).
  5. St. Hubert de Liège / St. Hubertus (c. 656/658-727), Apostle of the Ardennes and the first Bishop of Liège (Wikipedia).
  6. Schetzelo, also called Schetzel (d. 1139), hermit, who lived in the Grünewald.

Eight scenes showing the Creation and the Fall of Man

Inscription(s)

Signed: (St. Mary) a. trémont / h. demuth

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Henry (emperor), St.
  • Hubert, St.
  • Mary with Child
  • Peter of Luxemburg
  • Portal
  • Schetzelo
  • Trémont, Auguste
  • Willibrord, St.
  • Location (N 49°36'33" - E 6°7'51")

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