Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Am Platz 1 (13.)
(Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing)

Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing

Saint Statues at the Parish Church of Hietzing

Johann Meixner & Andreas Halbig
1865

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Description

On the façades of the Parish church of Hietzing are 8 saint's statues: four on the front, two on the north and two on the south façades. Seven of those are by Andreas Halbirg, only St. Elisabeth is by Meixner.

Front

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing
St. Joseph
(Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ), the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing
St. Leopold
(1073 - 1136), Margrave of Austria, 1095-1136. Patron saint of Austria (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing
St.

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing
St. Agnes
or Agnes of Prague (1211-1282), Bohemian princess who opted for a life of charity and piety over a life of luxury and comfort. Although she was venerated soon after her death, she was not beatified and canonized for over 700 years (Wikipedia).

NorthSouth

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing
St. Elisabeth
(1207-1231), a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, patroness of the Third Order of St. Francis (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing
St.

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Pfarrkirche Maria Hietzing
St. George
(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)

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St.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Agnes of Bohemia, St.
  • Elisabeth of Thuringia, St.
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • George, St.
  • Halbig, Andreas
  • Joseph, St.
  • Leopold, St.
  • Meixner, Johann
  • Saint (unknown)
  • Location (N 48°11'8" - E 16°18'7")

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