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Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

Saints' Statues at the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary

Tommaso Lazzoni
1680

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Description

The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, which construction began in 1514 and was consecrated in 1791. The façade was completed in the second half of the 17th century with baroque lines. The first floor of the façade has four terracotta statues in niches, three others are above and on the sides of the main entrance.

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
San Pietro / 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)

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Santa Maria / St. Mary
Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
San Paolo / St. Paul
the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
San Bernardino da Siena / St. Bernardino of Siena
(Massa Maritima 1380 - Aquila 1444)
priest and Franciscan missionary
(Wikipedia).

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
San Francesco / St. Francis of Assisi
born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone (1181/82 - 1226), an Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history (Wikipedia).

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
San Valeriano / St. Valerian
martyr, one of the patron saints of the diocese of Carpi (not clear which of the ten holy Valerians is meant)

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
San Sebastiano / St. Sebastian
(died c. 288), martyr, killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians (Wikipedia).

Carpi - Statue dei Santi alla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

Sculptor

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Tags

  • Bernardino of Siena, St.
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Francis of Assisi, St.
  • Lazzoni, Tommaso
  • Mary (Immaculate Conception), St.
  • Paul, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Sebastian, St.
  • Valerian, St.
  • Locatie (N 44°47'4" - E 10°53'10")

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