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Kriegerehrenmal 1914-18 und 1939-45

War Memorial 1914-18 and 1939-45

Jakob Wilhelm Fehrle
1935/48

Schwäbisch Gmünd /  Kriegerehrenmal 1914-18 und 1939-45   Schwäbisch Gmünd /  Kriegerehrenmal 1914-18 und 1939-45

Description

Statue of St. Michael on a high column. On the column soldiers and texts

Inscription(s)

1914-1918 sind
670 Söhne unserer
Stadt Gmünd für
Deutschland gefallen

1939-1945 gaben
über 1000 Gmünder
ihr Leben für die Heimat

Signature

j.w. fehrle bildhauer – v. hörner erzgiesser- schw. gmünd 1935

Saint Michael and the dragon

The motif of Michael and the dragon appears in Michael's fight with Samael in the Assumption of Moses, a Jewish apocryphal work.
The characteristic difference with the other dragonslayer saint George is that Michael as an angel is always depicted with wings.

Sculptor

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Location (N 48°48'4" - E 9°47'48")

Item Code: debw041; Photograph: 6 September 2010  / updated: 5 March 2011
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