(St. Sebalduskirche - Marienportal)
Martin Luther und Phillipp Melanchthon
Martin Luther and Phillipp Melanchthon
Initiators of the Protestant Reformation
Two sandstone statues above the Marienportal (St. Mary's portal) of the Sebalduskirche:
- (left) Phillipp Melanchthon
born Philipp Schwartzerdt (Bretten 1497 - Wittenberg 1560),
German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation
- (right) Martin Luther
(Eisleben 1483 - Eisleben 1546),
German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation
In the tympan is a relief with three scenes of the legends of St. Mary: her death, her burial and her coronation.
- Unknown artist. Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Locatie (N 49°27'19" - E 11°4'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: deby231; Photograph: 28 September 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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