Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Coesfeld
Kr. Coesfeld

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kleine Viehstraße 4
(Markt-Apotheke)

Sankt Nikolaus

Saint Nicholas

(4th century)
Bishop of Myra
(Wikipedia)

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Coesfeld /  Sankt Nikolaus   Coesfeld /  Sankt Nikolaus

Description

Stone statue on the façade, showing Saint-Nicholas in a kind of basket with three children.

Saint Nicholas Legends

Saint Nicholas is depicted as a bishop, wearing the insignia of this dignity: a red bishop's cloak, a red miter and a bishop's crozier. Attributes often refer to two of the most famous legends:

Tags

Location N 51°56'46" E 7°10'3"

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