Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Sankt Pölten
Niederösterreich

Domplatz
(Dom- und Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt)

Jubiläumstor 2000

Jubilee Gate 2000

Jakob Kopp

1999

Sankt Pölten /  Jubiläumstor 2000   Sankt Pölten /  Jubiläumstor 2000

Description

Bronze doors, inaugurated 8 December 1999, showing various reliefs, in the top section three scenes , and on each of the doors three scenes of the lives of saints in relation to St. Pölten.

Top section

Texts: EVANGELIZARE - MISERICORDIAS
ET INCARNATUS EST
ANNO 2000 SANCTO

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
St. Peter
(possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)
Below the coats of arms of St. Pölten and that of bishop Kurt Krenn.

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
Annunciation of St. Mary

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
Pope John Paul II
Below the coats of arms of Pope John Paul II and that of Niederösterreich.

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
LEOPOLD
(1073 - 1136), Margrave of Austria, 1095-1136. Patron saint of Austria (Wikipedia).

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
HIPPOLYT

St. Hippolytus
(170 - 235 AD)
the most important 3rd-century theologian in the Christian Church in Rome (Wikipedia).

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
KOLOMAN
(Ireland 6-- - Würzburg c. 689), companion of Kilian and Totnan, missionaries to Franconia, Germany (Wikipedia).

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
ALTMANN
(c. 1015 - 8 August 1091), often called Saint or Blessed Altmann, was a founder of monasteries and Bishop of Passau (1065-1091). He is venerated as a saint, but not officially canonised (Wikipedia).

In the background a pieta

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
FLORIAN
(d. c. 304), commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum, responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Martyred because is did not want to sacrifice to Roman gods. He is usually depicted as a Roman officer pouring water from a pitcher over a fire (Wikipedia).

In the background the new parliament building of Niederösterreich in Sankt Pölten

Sankt Pölten - Jubiläumstor 2000
SEVERIN
(ca. 410-482), known as the "Apostle to Noricum". It has been speculated that he was born in either Southern Italy or in the Roman province of Africa, after the death of Attila in 453. Severinus himself refused to discuss his personal history before his appearance along the Danube in Noricum. Founder of the Batavis/Boitrum convent in Passau. Patron saint of Bavaria (Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

ad perpetua rei memoriam

anno sancto bismillesimo
iubilaeo ineunte
ioanne paulo ii summo ecclesiae pontifice
erwino proell hanc provinciam austriae inferioris procurante
gulielmo gruber huius municipii curam gerente
haec porta aenea
huius templi beatae mariae virgini dedicati
per artificem iacobum kopp caelata
ab episcopo conrado krenn
huius dioeceseos s hippolyti antistite
et consecrata et aperta est

(follows a list of sponsors)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Annunciation
  • Bronze door
  • Coat of arms
  • Colman, St.
  • Florian, St.
  • Hippolytus, St.
  • John Paul II, Pope
  • Kopp, Jakob
  • Leopold, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Pieta
  • Severinus of Noricum, St.
  • Location N 48°12'18" E 15°37'36"

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