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(Stiftskirche St. Georg)

Skulpturen in der Maßwerkfenster

Plate Tracery Sculptures

c. 1500

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Four plate tracery windows (Maßwerkfenster) shows reliefs of saints. North wall of the nave:
  1. St Mary and the Child Jesus, crowned by two angels in front of a mandorla of beams.
  2. St George slaying the dragon.
    (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)
  3. St Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar.
    (Savaria, Pannonia (now Szombathely, Hungary), 316 - Candes-Saint-Martin, Gaul 397), 3rd Bishop of Tours. Around his name much legendary material accrued and he has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints (Wikipedia).

    East wall of the nave:

  4. Der Geräderte - St. Georg als Märtyrer / St. George broken on the wheel.
    This sculpture should be a reconciliation for an erroneous decision of the city judges in the year 1489, a citizen's son was executed, while later his innocence turned out. The story is controversial but carved in stone until today.

Tübingen - Skulpturen in der Maßwerkfenster
Tübingen - Skulpturen in der Maßwerkfenster
Tübingen - Skulpturen in der Maßwerkfenster
Tübingen - Skulpturen in der Maßwerkfenster

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Locatie (N 48°31'12" - E 9°3'20") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: debw228; Photograph: 30 September 2014
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