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Heiligenstatuen an der Mariahilferkirche

Saint Statues at the Mariahilf Church

Philipp Jakob Straub
1742-44

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Description

The front façade of the baroque Mariahilferkirche (Mary's Help Church) shows several statues:
    On the fronton the three archangels:

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  1. St. Gabriel, Archangel, with a lily.
  2. St. Michael, slaying the evel in the shape as the devil Lucifer with a snake.
  3. St. Raphael, Archangel, with a staff.

    Lower level:

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  4. above the door: St. Mary and Child, both with large crowns, flanked by two angels.
  5. niche left: Sankt Franziskus / Saint 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).
  6. niche right: / St. Antonius von Padua / Saint Anthony of Padua born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, (Lisbon c. 1195 - Padua 1231), priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, known for his preaching and expert knowledge of scripture (Wikipedia).

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Tags

  • Angel
  • Anthony of Padua, St.
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Francis of Assisi, St.
  • Gabriel (Archangel)
  • Mary with Child
  • Michael, St.
  • Raphael (Archangel)
  • Straub, Philipp Jakob
  • Location (N 47°4'22" - E 15°25'59")

    Item Code: atst095; Photograph: 6 September 2016
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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