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Mount of Olives Scene

Victor Mezger & 16th century sculptor
1525 (copy 1952)

Radolfzell /  Ölberg   Radolfzell /  Ölberg


Sculpture group of articial stone showing Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives while his three accompanying apostles are sleeping. In 1712 the group is placed in a baroque pavillion. The story depicted is, after Mark 14:32-42:
They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray." He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch." Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. "Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. Returning the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
Other versions of this event are Matthew 26:36-46 and Luke 22:39-46.

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renov. 1952 | mezger cm


The work is a 1952 copy of the 16th century original, which is placed inside the church.

Radolfzell - ölberg


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Location (N 47°44'13" - E 8°58'12")

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